Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, former Tottenham defender Graham Roberts believes the north London club’s hopes of signing Milan Skriniar are now dead.
Skriniar has been strongly linked with a move to Tottenham in recent months, with Football Insider reporting in April that the Premier League outfit were ready to make a move for the central defender this summer. However, a lot has happened since.
Jose Mourinho, who is said to be a big admirer of the player, is no longer Tottenham boss, while Inter are now Serie A champions. Meanwhile, Spurs risk missing out on Champions League football next season.
Taking all of that into account, Roberts thinks a move for Skriniar is no longer viable. Discussing the Slovakia international in an exclusive interview with TT, the Tottenham legend said:
“They [Inter] won the league this year. He’ll want Champions League football, so I wouldn’t think that would happen.
“I think we’re going to have to stick with what we’ve got this year because I don’t think the money’s there [anyway].”
From Skriniar’s point of view, it is easy to see why he would possibly snub Spurs this summer. Defending the Scudetto against Juventus is an enticing challenge while, as already alluded to, the £49.5m-rated man is guaranteed Champions League football where he is now.
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