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Tottenham Hotspur can still sign Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan in the January transfer window, according to popular journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The Guardian journalist stated in Here we go podcast that Spurs could still sign the 25-year-old defender in the January transfer window if they paid £ 45 million (Inter’s sales price) for his signing.
The Spurs were strongly linked to a move by the Slovak defender in the summer. Both clubs held talks about a possible transfer, but in the end, the deal did not materialize.
Inter were demanding a fee in the north of £ 50m for Skriniar, which was much higher than Tottenham’s valuation of the player. The north London club reportedly proposed a loan deal with a call option, but the cash-strapped Inter were not interested in such a deal.
According to Romano, Skriniar’s situation has not changed. Inter desperately need money and the Nerazzurri he would be looking to dump one of his best players in January if the offer is correct.
Milan Skriniar’s situation has not changed. Inter Milan need money. If the Spurs arrive tomorrow morning with 45 million pounds, Inter will sell it. [The deal for Skiniar] now it depends on Tottenham. “
Top defender, but will the Spurs move for him?
Skriniar is a first-class defender and that is not an exaggeration. He is in his fourth season at the San Siro and has made more than 130 appearances for the Italian club.
Fantastic on one-on-one defense, excellent on the tackle, excellent positional awareness and brilliant ball use – Skriniar possesses undeniable quality and would improve any Premier League team, including Tottenham.
The Spurs signed Joe Rodon in the summer and he seems like a fantastic long-term prospect. With Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga and Davison Sánchez already present, the Premier League leaders have a strong defensive setup at the club.
Skrianiar is something else. It would add significant depth and quality to the team and take the Spurs to the next level. Given its age, quality and contractual situation, the price that is quoted is very justified. But it remains to be seen whether the Spurs would be willing to pay that amount.