Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to sign rumoured target Milan Skriniar this month as the centre-back is now a regular for Inter Milan.
Reports had indicated that Skriniar was at the top of Jose Mourinho’s wishlist during the summer transfer window.
The deal looked likely to go through at one point, with the Slovak’s agent even being pictured with Tottenham’s technical director, Steve Hitchen, in Italy (Gianluca Di Marzio).
However, the North Londoners could not get the deal over the line and decided to snap up Joe Rodon from Swansea late in the window.
Recent reports indicated that Spurs are in the market for a central defender in January and Skriniar is one of the options they are considering.
However, Romano has asserted that it will take a substantial fee to convince Inter Milan to sell the 25-year-old, who is now a regular in Antonio Conte’s side.
When asked about the possibility of Spurs swooping for Skriniar, Romano said on the Here We Go Podcast (as relayed by TBR Football): “For Tottenham, it is impossible to go for Skriniar at this moment.
“I want to say impossible, but it seems very unlikely. He’s valued at over €60m (£53.4m) and he’s a starter.”
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It was likely Inter’s steep asking price that put Tottenham off from securing Skriniar’s signature during the summer. So, there is very little chance that the club will sanction a deal now that Inter are seemingly demanding even more.
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