Football writer Rob Guest believes that Tottenham Hotspur could be tempted to go back in for one of their summer targets.
But as always, it will all depend on whether the price is right. This latest talk surrounds Inter central defender Milan Skriniar.
There were reports during the summer transfer window that the Italian side wanted as much as €60m (£55m) for the Slovakian international, and as has tended to be the case when it comes to signing players, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy just didn’t find the fee justifiable.
That’s not to say that the club aren’t going to give up on him. Speaking on Football.london’s The Transfer News Show, Guest believes that it’s not entirely impossible that Spurs could go down that route once again:
“I think it could be something to look at in January to be honest to see what the situation is like, if he’s available for a decent amount of money and if Inter are willing to lower their price.”
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TIF Thoughts on Rob Guest’s remarks on Inter defender Milan Skriniar…
You can tell there’s very much a ‘changing of the guard’ situation going on with Jose Mourinho at the moment, with an elder statesman like Jan Vertonghen being allowed to leave at the age of 33, whilst the club have brought in 22-year-old Joe Rodon from Swansea City and are now reportedly looking at 25-year-old Skriniar.
Could this potentially be him setting up the start of a new era at Tottenham Hotspur, with Rodon and Skriniar forming the centre-back pairing for years to come? Not just at centre-back as well, because the rest of the deals that were made this summer lean towards looking to the future rather than just trying to win something this season.
If he is, then it will be interesting to see how much of it he’s around for, because his track record indicates he might be there for the start, but probably not the end of it.