Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been sharing his thoughts on whether or not the north London club will look to sign Inter defender Milan Skriniar in the upcoming January transfer window.
He said: “I think they will have a look at Skriniar in January and see what the situation is there. He was a player they really wanted and to see whether feasibly, financially it’s doable – and like I say, with the foreign player side of things, you’ve got to sort that out as well.”
Since then, the defender has gone on to make 131 appearances for Inter, in which he has managed to score four goals and provide four assists along the way.
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TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on a potential January move for Skriniar…
If Spurs are going to have another go at trying to sign Skriniar in January, this just shows how much they admire the defender and want to see him in their squad.
However, Skriniar’s performances in Serie A so far this season have earned him an uninspiring season rating of 6.51/10. In comparison with Spurs’ centre-halves, Skriniar’s rating would currently make him the lowest-rated centre-back to have started at least one Premier League game (stats per WhoScored).
In our view, if Spurs do manage to sign Skriniar in January, he will need to improve on the form he has shown for Inter so far this season to be a success in Jose Mourinho’s side.