‘I’m lucky’ – Spurs-linked Milan Skriniar opens up on playing for Inter Milan

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Rumoured Tottenham target Milan Skriniar has given a potential hint that he wants to stay at Inter Milan by admitting he is loving life with the Serie A giants. 

Skriniar has seemingly been on Tottenham’s radar for a long time, with the North London club being heavily linked with a move for the 26-year-old in the summer of 2020, as well as last summer.

The speculation linking the Slovakian international with a move to North London has remerged since Antonio Conte’s arrival at Spurs at the start of November.

The 26-year-old was a key component of Conte’s Inter Milan side who won a historic Scudetto last season, ending Juve’s dominance of the Serie A.

While Skrinair’s current contract at Inter runs out in the summer of 2023, some sources have suggested the Nerrazuri have offered the defender a new deal worth around €4m (£3.4m) per year.

Skrinair has now admitted that he considers himself ‘lucky’ to play for Inter.

The centre-back told TuttoMercatoWeb: “I have been here for five years. Inter means a lot to me. 

“It is an honour to wear this shirt. We are a great group; everyone has different qualities. I’m lucky to play with and not against them.”

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I am not convinced that Skrinair is a target for Conte as the Italian did not seem to fancy the 26-year-old in his initial days at Inter before the Slovak forced his way into the lineup.

Besides, Skriania’s best position in Conte’ back three is at the right-centre-back, a position where we have several options, particularly once Romero returns from injury. 

Strengthening at left-centre-back and in the central sweeper role (where we do not have sufficient cover for Dier if Rodon leaves) would likely be a bigger priority for Conte. 

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