According to a report by Italian news outlet L’Interista, Tottenham Hotspur and Fabio Paratici have come forward with a fresh bid to sign Serie A star Milan Skriniar – and the player has already replied.
The Lowdown: Spurs and the Skriniar saga…
It feels like eternity since Spurs were first linked with a move for Slovakian powerhouse, with reports emerging as far back as the summer of 2020.
Indeed, during former Lilywhites boss Jose Mourinho’s summer rebuild, club chief Steve Hitchen flew to Italy in an attempt to negotiate for Skriniar’s signing (Alasdair Gold).
However, Inter and Tottenham couldn’t agree on valuation – with L’Interista now bringing an update as Spurs continue the chase this window.
The Latest: Paratici tables bid…
As per L’Interista, Paratici has tabled a fresh Tottenham bid to sign the 26-year-old this summer worth around €30 million (£25.7m) plus €5 million (£4.2m) in add-ons.
Skriniar himself has already replied, emphatically saying no – as this news from Italy details how the player is currently happy in Milan and does not want to leave.
However, all is not lost for Spurs, because the Nerazzurri would genuinely consider selling their star defender if they received an offer of €50 million (£42.8m) up front.
The Verdict: Risk vs reward…
Skriniar commands a heavy price tag due to his fine exploits in the Italian top flight last season.
The centre-half was a consistent presence as Inter lifted their first Scudetto title in 10 years, starting 31 Serie A matches whilst completing 92.2% of his passes out from the back (WhoScored).
He has also been called an ‘absolute beast’ by Serie A critics, with columnist David Amoyal giving him that title when Spurs were linked last year (Twitter).
He would undoubtedly be a stellar addition, but big rewards often require big risks, and Spurs’ precarious financial situation is arguably the main thing preventing Tottenham from getting a deal done.
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