Newcastle United and owners PIF by extension are the ‘latest to join the hunt’ for Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Magpies flying…
Currently four points clear of fifth, Eddie Howe’s side are currently contending for a Champions League qualification place and have started this Premier League season off very brightly.
Newcastle also boast a supreme defensive record with only league leaders Arsenal conceding as few goals as the Magpies – potentially filling supporters with enthusiasm they could be back in Europe sooner rather than later.
PIF’s takeover of the club appears to have kickstarted a bright and positive new era, and it appears Howe will get the attempting backing of his owners to further upgrade their squad.
The Latest: Newcastle ‘latest to join’ Skriniar race…
Amid the Slovakia international’s contract dispute, Newcastle are the latest side to take a serious interest in signing Skriniar – who could be available as a free agent in 2023.
Reporter Graeme Bailey, taking to Twitter, explained:
“Inter Milan remain hopeful on Milan Skriniar contract as Premier League interest grows. Newcastle are latest to join the hunt Slovakian, who could be available for free in 2023.”
The Verdict: Get it done…
If the 27-year-old doesn’t agree to fresh terms in Italy, Newcastle should swoop in and take full advantage.
Skriniar also ranks highly in terms of tackles, clearances and blocks made per 90 in the Italian top flight for Inter – and there is little debate he could replicate that form under Howe in the North East.
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