There has been a lot of talk recently over the value of Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar. To that, the discussion has also risen to who will buy him this summer.
First off, to suggest that Skriniar is going to be sold this summer might be a bit short-sighted.
He has proven to be invaluable with the Nerazzurri and I believe it would be foolhardy for the club to try and cash in on his recent performance.
In the two years since joining Inter from Sampdoria, Skriniar has elevated his game on the pitch as well as off.
His play on the field has set him as one of the best defenders in the world, which is evident by the fact that clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona are after his play. They appear ready to offer a hefty sum for his services.
Even the emotion he has shown during play has been unquestioned.
Milan Skriniar rallying the troops ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/iFLfRGGE3h— InterYaSkrinYa (@InterYaSkrinYa) March 17, 2019
His versatility is well-noted, especially with Inter’s recent run of suspensions and injuries that forced Skriniar to play a more midfield role – one which he did very well with.
Off the pitch, there is very little, if any, drama to Skriniar. He seems to blend in to the Milan crowd, which is something you want your top players to do.
Now, Skriniar is the subject of outside forces looking to cash in on those services. People like Mino Raiola are hoping for a quick pay day to lure Skriniar to Spain for money.
”Skriniar behaves very professionally and if Real Madrid really want him, they can try to sign him, but there are so many cannibal agents who are trying to move players to the clubs who want them,” said Skriniar’s agent, Mithat Halis, to Spain’s AS. “Mino Raiola, the agent of [Paul] Pogba and [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, is trying to do exactly this.
”He wants to confuse Skriniar, but Skriniar is one of our agency’s players. We have a contract with him. Inter paid €28m for him and six months later, City offered €55m.
”Now he’s worth around €100m, but an eventual sale seems quite unlikely due to these attempts by cannibal agents.”
Raiola is the equivalent of a parasite, only looking to feed when it best interests him and not anyone else.
To me, the issue is simple: Sign Skriniar to an extension, give him €4 million per season and let’s keep the train moving.
With players like Stefan de Vrij and Kwadwo Asamoah already helping to anchor a stout defensive line for Inter, keeping Skriniar seems like a solution where both the club and the player win in the end.
He’s certainly worth the money, as is evident by his play and emotion illustrated above.
Keep the sharks away and make Skriniar the valuable asset to the Nerazzurri we all know he is and can continue to be.
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