Report: Paratici wants Milan Skriniar at Spurs
Fabio Paratici is interested in signing long-term Spurs target Milan Skriniar, according to a report from Italian outlet Calciomercato.It.
Paratici is getting used to his new surroundings after arriving in London this week. According to reports, he is currently working on talks with Nuno Espirito Santo as Tottenham target their new manager.
But the transfer window is also on his radar. According to Calciomercato.It, one of the players he plans to make a move for is Skriniar. He has knocked on Inter’s door, the report suggests.
The Slovakia international is not a name that Tottenham fans will be unaware of by any means.
A potential switch to North London has been mooted for some time. So perhaps supporters will be refusing to get carried away at this current stage.
Of course, Paratici will have seen the 26-year-old a lot over the last few years. Skriniar has spent more than five seasons in Serie A with Sampdoria and Inter Milan.
So it would be little surprise if he was indeed an admirer of the centre-back.
Tottenham certainly need greater depth and quality in that area of the field. Spurs could sign two centre-backs this summer, according to previous reports.
Skriniar asking price likely to be a problem for Paratici and Spurs
As noted by the Daily Express, Spurs targeted Skriniar last summer. However, his reported £45 million asking price put an end to their pursuit.
Skriniar has two years remaining on his contract. So Inter Milan are under little pressure to sell.
A considerable offer may tempt them. But the Nerazzurri will surely be only too happy to keep him for another year.
Landing Skriniar would be a big statement of intent. It would certainly show that Paratici has big plans for Spurs.
But perhaps fans may not be expecting too much just yet.
Inter have just won the Scudetto. They can offer the defender Champions League football.
Spurs meanwhile, are only just edging closer to appointing a manager. And the new man will have plenty of work to do.
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