So far this season, Skriniar has highly impressed over his 23 Serie A appearances for Inter Milan, scoring three goals and helping his side to keep eight clean sheets, as well as making an average of 1.1 interceptions, 1.5 tackles and 2.7 clearances per game, culminating in an average SofaScore match rating of 7.06 – ranking him as the club’s ninth-best performer in the Italian top flight.
And, with Tottenham having attempted to sign the £97,000 per week centre-back last summer, with the north London side failing with an offer of €35 million (£30 million) for the 26-year-old, speaking on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, Romano claimed that, should Spurs wish to reignite their interest in the defender this summer, they will now be looking at a considerably larger fee.
He said (29:05): “I receive a lot of questions about Skriniar – if Tottenham are trying [to sign him]. Probably, in this moment, he’s the best centre-back in Serie A. In the last three months, he has been incredible. But, what I want to say is, last summer Inter asked for €50 million – now [it’s around] €60-70 million, for sure.”
Was it a mistake not signing Skriniar last summer?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Milan Skriniar…
From Romano’s comments, it would certainly appear, considering Skriniar’s impressive form this season, as if Tottenham missed a real trick in not bumping up their offer to meet the demands of Inter in order to land the centre-back.
However, with Jose Mourinho still thought to be to keen on strengthening in the centre of his defence this summer, the possibility remains that Spurs could return for the 26-year-old, however, they could well now be priced out of any potential deal.