According to an update courtesy of Sky Sports, talks are well underway over signing Inter Milan star defender Milan Skriniar as Tottenham eye their sixth summer acquisition of the window – but chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly after a 50% discount.
Indeed, as per this update from Sky, Tottenham value Skriniar at around half of Inter’s £54.9 million asking price – with talks continuing and the Lilywhites potentially hoping that an agreement can be reached over his sale.
The 31-cap international has been a crucial figure for Inter over the last two seasons, becoming a rock solid member of their back line and a towering presence under manager Antonio Conte.
Could Daniel Levy pay half price for Milan Skriniar?
Yes, get it done Levy
No, wishful thinking
Despite the Nerazzurri’s failure to break Juventus’ monopoly on Serie A last campaign, falling short in their quest for a first league title in over a decade, Skriniar was still part of a side who came close but no cigar.
According to WhoScored, the ‘incredible‘ 6ft 2 colossus averaged a noteworthy 92% pass accuracy out from the back, making 2.6 clearances per 90 in that time, exemplifying a cool head in defence and something that Spurs arguably need.
Since the departure of club legend Jan Vertonghen, the ever-rotating pair of Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld don’t appear to convince manager Jose Mourinho – meanwhile Eric Dier continues to be deployed in that position despite plying his trade as a midfielder for many years.
As a result, Tottenham are looking to the market for potential solutions, with Skriniar now at the top of Levy’s wish list.
However, given both clubs are way off the mark in terms of his valuation, they will have to compromise if they hope to complete a deal.
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