‘Would be lovely’ – Graham Roberts would welcome defender as Nuno’s first signing

Graham Roberts
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Graham Roberts has revealed that he would welcome the prospect of Milan Skriniar becoming Nuno Espirito Santo’s first signing after being appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

Skriniar was heavily linked with a move to Spurs last summer but the North Londoners eventually ending up signing Joe Rodon from Swansea City late in the window.

Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio even published photographs showing Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer chief Steve Hitchen allegedly in Milan to holding talks with the Inter star’s agent. 

Calciomercato claimed late last month that Fabio Paratici has enquired about the Slovakian international.

Inter are said to be open to selling the 26-year-old. However, they have set an asking price of at least £51.5 million (€60 million).

Alasdair Gold revealed that Tottenham will still look to sign an out and out central defender, even if they sign Takehiro Tomiyasu. 

Roberts told Football FanCast: “I would take Skriniar as Nuno’s first signing. That would be lovely.”

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Given Inter’s reported valuation, it would be difficult for Spurs to potentially spend that sum of money given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  Our opportunity to land Skiriniar passed us by last summer and we’re more likely to settle for the likes of Joachim Andersen.

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