As the transfer window dwells on many teams are scrambling to get those crucial players. The leagues that have been busy this transfer window are Italy and Spain while the other leagues have had little to no excitement. Inter have signed Godin on free transfer, Lazzaro and Sensi on a season long loan. Their current signing has a bit of a back story. Weeks ago it looked as if Barella would be heading to Roma as they already agreed to terms on price and for how many seasons. But there would be a change in events before the contract signing. Barella a day before the signing said he wouldn’t join any other club as long as it was Inter. The reason is Barella has been an Inter supporter since he was a kid and it was his dream to play for them and with that Inter jumped on it and started talks with Cagliari. After a few short days Barella’s dream would finally come true as he signed a five year contract with the first season being a loan with obligation to buy.
Barella is a product of the Cagliari youth academy but he would make his professional debut on May 4th 2015 against Parma coming on as a substitute in what would be a huge 4-0 win. Due to not enough playing time and to help his skills further develop Cagliari sent him on a season long loan to Serie B side Como. There he played sixteen matches where he scored zero goals. In 2017 on his return to Cagliari he scored his professional goal for them in September in a match against SPAL in what was a 2-0 win. During his time at Cagliari he made 105 appetences with seven goals.
Barella is a very strong up and coming talent. He is a very strong midfielder he is good at maneuvering a ball through an opponents defense like butter. He is good at scoring goals with both feet along with setting up counter attacks once the club gets the ball. He is strong at taking goal chances along with finishing them as well. He is also good in defensive areas as well. He is good at stealing the ball from the competition to create those counter attacks which he’s known to create. He is good at blocking goal chances as well. Along with all that he has top notch speed and agility and is good at dribbling the ball. He has strong leadership qualities which is what the club needs but however the only negative is he can get into heated arguments with officials if bad calls are made but overall he is a good player and will be a great addition to the club. Despite being used as a central midfielder mostly but he can be used anywhere in that area where the need is greatest. With that being said welcome home Barella.