Inter Milan have finally lost the battle to keep one of their most prized assets, with Milan Skriniar confirming his agreement to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Skriniar first appeared on the radar of the reigning Ligue 1 champions last summer, with PSG keen to reinforce their backline.
The Slovakia international had already agreed personal terms with the Parisians, but they could not settle on a transfer fee with Inter.
The transfer did not materialise, which worked in Inter’s favour as the Nerazzurri were not keen on letting Skriniar leave.
However, PSG’s interest did not go away, and the French giants have been monitoring Skriniar’s development at the San Siro Stadium since.
Inter were desperate to keep hold of the former Sampdoria man who joined in 2017. They tabled several offers, but Skriniar refused to renew his deal, holding out for a bumper contract.
With Inter in a precarious financial situation, they could not compete with PSG’s spending power as the French giants offered significantly more than what the defender had on the table from the Serie A club.
There was speculation that Skriniar had verbally agreed to join PSG, and the defender has now confirmed those reports but did not offer any more information.
Speaking to a Slovakian outlet (via Calciomercato), Skriniar said: “Yes, it’s true. I’m going to PSG, but I can’t say more at the moment. I’m waiting for the agreement between the clubs.”
While it has been confirmed that Skriniar will soon be a PSG player, it remains to be seen if he will join Christophe Galtier’s side before the window closes or waits until next summer.
Inter have already begun shortlisting possible replacements for the Slovakian who has spent the last five years with the Nerazzurri.
AS Roma defender Chris Smalling is an option as his contract with the Giallorossi expires at the end of the season. Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has also been mentioned.
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