Former Inter and Bologna midfielder Paolo Stringara believes that if Inter can receive a €70 million fee for defender Milan Skriniar from Paris Saint-Germain then it would not be unreasonable for them to take it.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, Stringara gave the view that pocketing a fee of that size for the Slovakian and then replacing him with Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic would not be a bad piece of business by the Nerazzurri.
Skriniar had at one point looked close to the exit door at Inter, but PSG seem to have cooled in their pursuit of the 27-year-old who now looks set to remain at Inter.
The Parisians had made big offers for Skriniar but never in line with the Nerazzurri’s asking price of €70 million, so none of their bids were accepted, but in the view of Stringara selling the Slovakian and replacing him with Milenkovic would make sense at this price.
Of Skriniar, he said that “He’s good, but he’s not a phenomenon. If €70 million were the sum offer, I’d have no problem replacing Skriniar with Milenkovic.”
“Inter’s problem is that Juve cashed in on De Ligt, while Inter have not yet sold Skriniar,” he continued. “This completely explains the difference in what happened with Bremer.”
“In a three-man defense there are defenders who can replace Skriniar,” he opined. “I trust Marotta at any rate.”
“The big problem was in attack, given last season,” he continued. “Lukaku’s return fills a big gap. It’s true that Perisic has left but they have Bellanova, Dumfries, Dimarco, Gosens. Then they signed Asllani, Mkhitaryan. For me it’s an excellent transfer window.”