Both the clubs are looking to strengthen their midfield. With Liverpool’s injury crisis and Aaron Ramsey looking to leave, Arsenal and Liverpool target has spoken about his links to Premier League giants.
Arsenal and Liverpool have both started their season in a great way. The Reds are current joint leaders of the Premier League. Under Unai Emery, the Gunners have rediscovered their golden form and could challenge for the title. But, both the teams are looking for a midfielder, Liverpool lack an attacking and goal creating player, whereas Arsenal are scouring the market for a midfield player. With two months to go for the transfer window, both the Reds andGunners’s target has spoken about his links.
Cagliari player Nicolo Barella says that he is ‘proud’ to have his name alongside Arsenal and Liverpool. Barella, the Italian international is considered as the most promising young midfield player in Europe. The 21 year old Italian who made his first-team debut for Cagliari back in 2014. He recently bagged a place in Italian squad. All major European clubs are keen in signing Barella. Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma are all keen to lure Barella, as well as Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool.
According to Metro, Arsenal have sent scouts to see Barella. Barella is valued at around €50million (£44m) by Cagliari. But the Serie A outfit are desperate to keep hold of the Italy international until the end of the season.
When asked about his evaluation, Barella told Sky Italia, “I’m not the one who sorts out the transfers. ‘It’s the agents, presidents and clubs who do that. I only think about Cagliari and to stay up in the league. We’ll see about the rest. The interest from big clubs is pleasing, and makes me proud. It means I’m doing the right things.”
Barella is an exciting prospect, however, it’s tough to say where will he go. Liverpool need an attacking midfielder but they have spent heavily in midfield during summer. For Arsenal, the valuation will be the problem. Arsenal are not willing to spend that amount of money, considering their expensive wage bill.