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Official: Nicolo Barella joins Inter Milan

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The Italy international midfielder has left Cagliari and joined the Nerazzurri for a reported €50 million fee.

Italy national team midfielder, Nicolo Barella, has agreed to join Internazionale Milan after signing a five-year contract.

“Cagliari Calcio officially announces the signing of Nicolò Barella to FC Internazionale Milano,” his former team wrote according to Football Italia.

“The player leaves the Club on loan, with a compulsory definitive transfer to be completed,” read a statement from the Sardinians.”

“In every man’s life, sooner or later, the time will come to leave home and continue the journey. Cagliari Calcio sees Nicolò leaving with an emotional farewell,” they added.

“From Gigi Riva’s Academy to the Cagliari’s Academy, from playing for Cagliari first team to conquering Italy: that child, too strong to play along with the guys of his age, has become a champion.”

“With the red and blue shirt on, he played 112 games scored 7 goals and made 7 assists: but stats and number do not show the true impact that Nicolò has made for the club and the city,” they continued.

“Born in Cagliari, he has always been a fan of his city’s team. He grew up carrying on his shoulders more responsibilities: with that typical Sardinian pride, he developed the attitude of the fighter, which has prepared him for any challenge, leading by example with the captain’s armband.”