'Paratici always loved the player': Fabrizio Romano discusses £97k-a-week star Spurs reportedly want
Fabrizio Romano has spoken about Spurs and their reported interest in Milan Skriniar.
Tottenham have apparently been eyeing the Slovakia international defender for a long time now.
Jose Mourinho was reportedly eager to sign Skriniar and now Spurs still seem keen on the 6ft 2in defender.
L’Interista reported last week that Tottenham submitted a bid worth €35million (£30million) for Skriniar.
However, the outlet claimed Inter Milan rejected the offer, though an offer of €50million (£43million) could make them think again.
Spurs transfer talk: “Paratici has always been looking at this player”
Speaking on Matt Hayes’ official YouTube channel, Romano admits Skriniar would be a difficult signing for Spurs to make.
He also spoke of how new Tottenham football managing director Fabio Paratici is a long-time admirer of the £97,000-a-week centre-back.
“About Skriniar, I am told that it is really, really difficult,” said Romano.
“Paratici always loved the player since he was at another club here in Italy, Sampdoria, before joining Inter, and Paratici has always been looking at this player.
“Tottenham, you know, last summer also wanted him and were trying to sign him.
“So he has always been on the radar, but I am told that it will be really, really difficult because Inter are not accepting €40million or €45million.
“They were negotiating around €50million as price tag last summer, but Skriniar has different value because his season with Antonio Conte was fantastic.”
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