Manchester United are once again linked with Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar and the latest reports are intriguing.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, the Nerazzurri have so far failed to agree a new deal with the 23-year-old defender, he could be sacrificed in the summer transfer window and replaced with Uruguayan international Diego Godin, who will be out of contract in July.
The Italian outlet have mentioned that Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the Slovakian international and the Serie A side would want the bidding war to start at €70million (£63million). It is also stated that like Inter, the Red Devils have offered him wages worth €2.5million-a-year (£2.2million-a-year).
First of all, it is almost impossible to believe that United have offered wages worth £2.2million-a-year (£43,000-a-week) to a top quality star like Skriniar, who is currently valued at around £90million (The Mail).
At the moment, all the first team defenders at Old Trafford are earning more than £43,000-a-week. Even summer signing Diogo Dalot is earning around £50,000-a-week (The Star).
Secondly, Solskjaer needs to improve his defence by signing a central defender in this winter’s transfer window. United have only kept 3 clean sheets in the league so far this season.
If United fail to reinforce their back-line this month, then finishing in the top four would be extremely difficult, moreover, the fans would have to forget about beating French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
The Ligue 1 champions scored the most numbers of goals in the group stages and their world class attacking players have what it takes to obliterate Man Utd’s shaky defence. Not to forget, at home, they absolutely dominated Liverpool, who have the best defence in England at the moment.
Inter Milan were knocked out of the Champions League group stages and will take part in the Europa League in February. Therefore, United should push to sign Skriniar and offer him the chance to play in the KO stages of the Champions League for the very first time in his career.