The former Inter and Milan striker believes Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara is ‘no less than 4 or 5 instances’ nearly as good because the Cagliari teen
Barella is believed to be closing in on a move to Stamford Bridge after the departure of Cesc Fabregas to Monaco.
Many think about the 21-year-old to be certainly one of Italy‘s brightest younger prospects and it’s been reported that he could cost the Blues as much as £45 million ($58m) this month.
But iconic Italian ahead Cassano, who retired final October, believes it could be “insanity” for Chelsea to spend a lot on Barella.
“Unfortunately immediately soccer goes in a really flawed course,” Cassano stated in an interview with Sky Sports Italy.
“Barella is price 50 million euros? OK, so how a lot is Thiago Alcantara of Bayern Munich?
“He [Thiago] is younger too, he’s 27 years previous. He is price no less than 4 or 5 instances greater than Barella.
“A player makes two good games, he runs proper and left, possibly he is also a player of portions like Allan or Barella, after which he is price instantly 50, 60, 80 million?
“For me it’s insanity.”
Aged just 19, the thrilling attacking midfield player netted his first goal for the membership on Boxing Day, with some even evaluating him to Roma nice Francesco Totti.
Cassano, although, has laughed off that comparability, regardless of stating his admiration for Zaniolo.
Article continues beneath
“I noticed him [Zaniolo] play a few games, he is good, however he is nonetheless younger,” he added.
“We’re not making comparisons with Totti, he is a distinct player from the traditional pure expertise, within the sense that he is very bodily, he have to be bodily match to play.
“He has good high quality, he has room for enchancment and he has persona. I nonetheless have not found out if he is a midfielder or a ahead, however I like him.”