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Exclusive: Roberts wants Skriniar as Nuno Santo’s first Tottenham signing

Graham Roberts wants Nuno Espirito Santo to make Milan Skriniar his first signing as Tottenham Hotspur’s head coach.

Nuno was appointed as Spurs’ new chief on Wednesday, finally bringing chairman Daniel Levy’s frustrating search for Jose Mourinho’s successor to an end.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach will be looking to return the north London club to the Champions League after a disappointing campaign which saw them finish seventh in the Premier League, which was only enough to secure a spot in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Among Nuno’s priorities will be improving Spurs’ defensive record, having conceded more goals than arch-rivals Arsenal.

Skriniar, who played in all three of Slovakia’s group stage fixtures at Euro 2020, made 39 appearances last season and proved integral as Inter won the Serie A title for the first time since 2010.

The central defender has been attracting interest for a number of years and Spurs’ new director of football, Fabio Paratici, is reportedly keen to broker a deal.

Roberts, who won the UEFA Cup and FA Cup during his career at White Hart Lane, feels 26-year-old Skriniar would be a statement first signing from Nuno.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Roberts said: I would take Skriniar as Nuno’s first signing. That would be lovely.”

Article title: Exclusive: Roberts wants Skriniar as Nuno Santo’s first Tottenham signing

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