Writing on Twitter, Italian journalist and TUTTOmercatoWEB chief editor Marco Conterio has dropped a Tottenham Hotspur claim involving Serie A star Milan Skriniar.
The Lowdown: Spurs and Skriniar…again
Tottenham’s links to the Inter colossus can be found as far back as the summer of 2020.
Writing an extensive behind the scenes piece on Spurs’ last summer transfer window, Alasdair Gold detailed a Lilywhites attempt to sign Skriniar.
Club chief Steve Hitchen even flew to Italy in an attempt to negotiate a deal, but both Inter and Spurs could not find a compromise on his valuation.
Now, links have re-emerged to the giant defender, with Conterio bringing the latest.
The Latest: Conterio drops exciting Spurs claim involving Skriniar…
Writing on Twitter, journalist and TMW chief editor Conterio has shared what he’s heard on Spurs and a swoop for Skriniar.
He claims that Spurs are ‘on the attack’ for his signature as teams from the Premier League eye swoops for a plethora of Inter’s stars.
As well as both Liverpool and Manchester United entering the chase for Nicolo Barella, Conterio explains that Spurs are well and truly on the hunt for Skriniar.
In an exciting claim, he also says that an offer for the centre-back has ‘already’ been tabled.
The Verdict: Great option?
The Slovakia international would undoubtedly be a capable centre-back signing who could shore up Spurs’ backline to great effect.
He is a composed and assured figure in Serie A, averaging a 92.2% pass accuracy out from the back in 31 Serie A starts under former boss Antonio Conte last season (WhoScored).
Skriniar was an ever-present figure as the Nerazzurri went on to clinch their first Scudetto title in 10 years, with former teammate Adam Zilak also calling him an ‘incredible defender’ (La Gazzetta dello Sport).
However, if Spurs are to land him, managing director Fabio Paratici and chairman Daniel Levy may have to invest heavily as reports suggest he could cost up to €60 million (£51.5m).
The amount Tottenham have tabled for Skriniar as per this report is unclear, but Lilywhites supporters will be hoping it is enough to get Inter talking.
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