After an impressive first season with Inter Milan that caught the eye of many high-powered European clubs, Inter Milan has reportedly offered a longer-termed deal to defender Milan Skriniar.
His agent, Karol Csonto confirmed Thursday that a new contract has been offered.
“Inter offered him a new contract that is very good and we are happy with it,” he said, as quoted by Forza Italian Football.com.
The reported terms of the contract include keeping him with Inter through 2023 and raises his annual salary from €1.5 million to €2.2 million per year – making him one of the highest paid players on the team.
Skriniar made 40 appearances in all competitions for Inter Milan last season and scored four goals.
He has reportedly received interest from clubs like Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid, of which he has rebuffed all of them stating his interest to stay in Milan.
This is a good deal for Inter as Skriniar proved to be a stalwart on defense alongside Joao Miranda and goalkeeper Samir Handanovic during the season.
Inter’s defense helped lead the team with a plus-38 goal differential – fourth-highest in the league behind Juventus, Napoli and Lazio – and to close the season winning four of its last six after starting the season on a 16-game unbeaten run.
The move signals an effort by the team to silence any talk of the team looking to sell Skriniar off to meet any Financial Fair Play obligations.
Skriniar started his career with Zilina’s U19 program before moving up to MSK Zilina’s senior squad. In 2013 he was loaned out to Zlate Moravce and in 2016 he was sold to Sampdoria where he stayed for a season before moving to the San Siro.
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