Wednesday October 17 2018
'Barella only focused on Cagliari, but...'

Nicolo Barella’s father says while the midfielder is ‘only focused’ on Cagliari, he is ‘not clear’ on what his future holds.

Barella’s stock has skyrocketed after his performances in Italy’s midfield during the international break, adding to reported interest from the likes of Inter, Milan and Liverpool.

“I agree [with the praise] and it’s nice to be told this,” father Luca told

“I add, however, that there are more charismatic figures than him right now. Nicolo has age and potential on his side, but, rightly, he tiptoed into the Italy set-up.

“The praise is pleasing, that’s clear: it means he’s doing well. As for the market, however, I have no news, simply because I don’t follow it, neither do I know his intentions nor those of the club.

“For now he’s only focused on Cagliari. After that, I don’t think he’s clear on how the future will pan out.”

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