2 good reasons why Man City have to go back in for Inter Milan defender in January
According to Sportwitness.com, Man City are going back in for a defender they’ve already been linked with. The Football Manc Cave explores whether this is a good option.
Since Aymeric Laporte has suffered an injury, Man City have been linked with defender replacements left, right and centre. One of those names was Milan Skriniar and Man City fans may recognise him from the summer transfer window. The Blues were told then not to get their hopes up, and it looks like the same is happening again.
Other reports have been made about this rumour. Some aren’t taking it seriously because apparently, Inter Milan are not planning on selling the defender. His wages are supposedly high, so his transfer fee will also be boosted in order to block teams interest.
If it was to go ahead, however, would it be a good move for the club and the player? Yes. Here’s why…
Milan Skriniar has had a great career as a defender so far. He’s only 24 and had played in all of Slovakia’s youth squads. His senior career has consisted of a spell in Zilina where he gained 77 appearances and 12 goals.
In 2016, he spent a year with Sampdoria and gained 38 appearances. It was in 2017 when he joined Inter Milan, had 75 appearances and scored 4 goals.
He has been described as a defender who is strong in the tackle and quick to make clearances. He’s also versatile as has been known to drop into a defensive midfield position.
In terms of comparing him to other players, Martin Skrtel’s name has been brought up in the past, and he’s been said to be a leader on and off the pitch. Something that Man City could do with at the back.