Tottenham have reignited their interest in Inter defender Milan Skriniar ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
Reports back in the summer of 2020 suggested that then-Spurs manager Jose Mourinho was very much interested in landing the Slovakia international, but a deal failed to materialise as both sides were too far apart in their valuations of the centre-back.
Information from Spain has now claimed that Skriniar once again features on a list of targets on whom current Spurs boss Antonio Conte is focused.
In Skriniar, Tottenham would be getting a genuinely quality option who has proven himself on a yearly basis at one of the biggest clubs in Italy.
Described as always being a “leader on and off the pitch”, the 27-year-old could well come in at Spurs and become the north London club’s new Ledley King.
A profile by ESPN declared that “quality ball distribution is one of his major strengths, and he had been compared by some pundits to Alessandro Nesta after a hugely impressive season at Sampdoria in Serie A”.
As per WhoScored, Skriniar has averaged 3.5 clearances, 1.6 tackles and a very impressive 91.3% passing accuracy for both club and country – the kind of composed yet reliable defender that King was in his prime.
Italian football expert David Amoyal once dubbed Skriniar an “absolute beast“, and given the Slovakian’s previous connections with Conte, it seems like a perfect fit for the two of them.
The £42m-rated defender could come in and have the same kind of impact Virgil van Dijk has had at Liverpool, completely transforming a team when a genuinely world-class option comes in and steadies the ship.
Daniel Levy could well give Spurs their new King by making a swoop for Skriniar this summer.
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