Date: 16th July 2021 at 12:35pm
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Fabrizio Romano has featured on the episode of the Here We Go transfers show on Robbie Lyle’s YouTube channel to discuss potential summer transfers.

One player which the transfer insider discussed was Inter midfielder, Nicolo Barella.

Should Liverpool have kept Wijnaldum?

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The Italian has been linked with a potential summer switch to Liverpool following an impressive showing at this summer’s European Championship.

The 24-year-old found the back of the net once and provided two assists for Mancini’s side in this summer’s tournament, which saw the Italians get their hands on the trophy (via Transfermarkt).

Discussing where the Italian’s future lies, Romano had the following to say on a potential switch to Anfield this summer.

He’s really a fantastic player. But what I’m told is that he’s not for sale this summer. He’s not for sale, Inter have no intention to sell the player.  

“The value of the player now I think is around €80m/€90m and it’s impossible for Liverpool to spend this on a single player this summer.”  

TIF Thoughts on Barella to Liverpool…

Following the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum earlier this summer, it looks like Jurgen Klopp is looking for his replacement – but this claim has to be considered a blow to Liverpool’s hopes of filling the Dutchman’s void as the new season draws nearer.

Barella certainly impressed at this summer’s European Championship, however, he was outscored by Wijnaldum, who played in two fewer games.

Wijnaldum’s display at 2020 may make some question Liverpool’s decision not to offer the Dutchman what he wanted, contract-wise.

Not only would offering Wijnaldum a new and improved contract have secured them a proven Premier League player, but it would have saved the time and effort of looking for a replacement in a summer, where the Reds look to prepare to reclaim their 2019/20 Premier League crown from .

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