SportItalia transfer market expert Alfredo Pedulla believes that Inter are starting to realize that they have gone in the wrong direction with their approach to Milan Skriniar’s contract extension.
Writing in his column for SportItalia, Pedulla suggested that the Nerazzurri were overconfident in the 27-year-old’s extension when they let him go into the final season of his deal, and also argued that the player owes the fans of the club a clear response about his future.
When Inter decided not to sell Skriniar during the summer transfer window leading into this season, it was clear that they not only intended to extend his contract, but that doing so was considered to be an absolute priority.
It has therefore been a matter of great worry that things have gone as far as they have without the Slovakian deciding to accept their offer.
As far as Pedulla is concerned, the Nerazzurri are now well aware that they have let things go too far.
“Inter know that they’ve made quite a big mistake in their strategy with Milan Skriniar,” he writes, “the product of an ownership which makes life very difficult for the club directors.”
“Let’s be clear, though, €50 million for a defender like that which Paris Saint-Germain offered, is an amount that should be taken without a second thought,” he continued.
“Unless, that is, they are certain that an extension will be agreed.”
“That certainty evidently wasn’t there,” he noted of the situation between Inter and the former Sampdoria defender.
“But Skriniar should speak up and send a message about his future, one way or the other,” Pedulla contends.
“He owes it to the fans, who have always given him all their love and support, to the fans who made banners directed at him.”