Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Tottenham defender Graham Roberts has urged his old side to sign Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar this summer.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham are keen on bringing the 26-year-old to north London before the start of next season after coming close to acquiring his services back in January, and Roberts is adamant that this is a deal that they must get over the line.
Central defence has been a concern for Jose Mourinho this term, with Davinson Sanchez a defensive player who has not exactly covered himself in glory of late. Following Spurs’ recent 2-2 draw with Newcastle United, the Colombia international came in for some fierce criticism, including from former Leeds striker Noel Whelan.
They followed up by letting in three against Manchester United on Sunday, and it all leaves Mourinho in a situation where he may need to sign a new centre-half in the summer, and Roberts is hoping that centre-half turns out to be £49.5m-rated Skriniar.
On the Slovakian, the Tottenham legend told FFC:
“They’re talking about the lad Skriniar at Inter Milan, £40m, £50m, £60m. Well, if you’re going to sell one of your better players, then you’ve got to go and use that money to go and get him. I’d rather pay [for] one player a year, but a real quality player.”
With Toby Alderweireld also not getting any younger, Tottenham could perhaps do with freshening up their defence.