Speaking to Football Insider, pundit and Sky Sports regular Paul Robinson has reacted to reports that Tottenham are planning a fresh attempt to sign Milan Skriniar this summer – with the former Lilywhites keeper dropping his take on the development.
Skriniar, who was at the centre of reported interest from Spurs last year, is apparently back on the radar of chairman Daniel Levy – and Football Insider even claim that the club ‘will have another go’ to sign the Slovakian this summer.
Robinson reacts to Skriniar development
This is apparently due to Jose Mourinho, with the Portuguese set to spearhead a charge for the 26-year-old according to the outlet.
Reacting to this Skriniar development, Robinson has claimed that if Spurs can get him in for around £25 million, a fee which Spurs apparently came close to agreeing for the player in January (Football Insider), then the move would be a ‘no brainer’.
“£25million for a player of that quality, it is a great price,” explained the pundit.
“If they can get him in for that kind of money it is a no-brainer.
“The problem is, they need two centre-halves. Mourinho does not trust the current crop that he has got.
“There is clearly a problem with Alderweireld and Sanchez has got an error in his game. They have conceded far too many goals this season and a lot of them have been because of individual mistakes.”
Transfer Tavern take
Averaging an impressive 91.5% pass accuracy out from the back in Serie A this season, Skriniar’s composure and assurance out from the back could be a real asset for Mourinho.
It leave little wonder as to why the Tottenham boss is keen to mount a summer assault, and £25m for a player of his calibre could come as a real bargain if that can indeed be agreed.
Former teammate of Skriniar’s, Adam Zilak, explained to La Gazzetta dello Sport how ‘incredible‘ the centre-back is – and Spurs possibly landing him could come as a real coup.
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