Italian journalist Paolo Condo believes that if Inter were to allow for a sale of Milan Skriniar to go through, they would be letting a player go who has the potential to enter the lineage of their most esteemed defenders.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Condo gave the view that the Slovak is a player with the potential to replicate the legacies of past greats such as Riccardo Ferri, Walter Samuel, and Marco Materazzi, and should not be sold.

Inter have been linked with a big name sale this summer, and any player who would meet the criteria for such a sale would inevitably be seen as a significant loss to the team.

Condo reflected on this, and noted the particular way in which a departure for Skriniar would hurt the team on the pitch as well as the fanbase, connecting the 27-year-old to some former players at the club.

“Reading the newspapers, I’m getting the impression that the top player Inter will sacrifice will be Skriniar,” he said. “A week ago it seemed like it would be Bastoni, but given the spending power of PSG now the Slovak seems to be the prime candidate.”

“It would be a painful goodbye,” he went on, “especially because, for me, he’s the latest heir in a long line of defenders like Ferri, Samuel, and Materazzi.”

Condo also spoke about the sensational possibility that Inter could sign both Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku this summer, stating that “I stopped looking for logic in the transfer market a long time ago, but for me a return of the Belgian would seem extravagant.”