There has been one constant over the last month and that is that loads of players are being linked with us. We are talking a LOT, I even did a post about 20 players linked with Arsenal in March and that was not a comprehensive list.
With so many players being linked with us it is easy to be dismissive of every rumour, I mean, how do we know what is true and what is not? That said, when an individual player’s name keeps on coming up, time after time from multiple sources, then you have to start thinking this one could be true.
That is the case with Cagliari’s Nico Barella.
According to reports in the media today we had scouts watch the youngster last night in Cagliari’s Serie A clash with Juventus. That is apparently the third time that we have sent our scouts out to monitor the 22-year-old claims Talksport.
We need to bolster our midfield now that Aaron Ramsey is leaving us for Juventus in the summer and it really does seem that Unai Emery has set his heart on Barella.
However, in the same report it is being claimed that Chelsea and AC Milan are also interested in the youngster and that Liverpool, Tottenham and Man Utd were previously keen on the £43 Million rated star.
For their part, Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini has admitted that they will struggle to hold onto their prized asset.
“It would be marvellous to keep him with us and grow together, but I don’t know how realistic that is as things stand,” he said.
When you add all the reports together you have to think that we are very serious about signing Barella and you can expect more reports linking us with him in the weeks and months to come.
Is he good enough to replace Ramsey?