Inter defender Milan Skriniar is still reflecting on his future rather than rushing into committing it to the Nerazzurri with a contract extension, and his reasons are multifold.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who note that apart from the obvious financial aspect of deciding between extending his deal and leaving, there is a broader reflection on what the 27-year-old wants for his future.
In terms of the financial question, things are relatively clear for Skriniar – the Slovakian can accept Inter’s contract offer worth €6.5 million net per season, or go to Paris Saint-Germain who have offered €9.2 million net per season.
Should the Slovakian listen to other offers, there is little doubt that there are other European clubs who would offer him a deal worth more than the extension on the table from the Nerazzurri.
However, money is not the only thing on Skriniar’s mind.
The former Sampdoria defender knows that, if he were to stay at Inter, he would almost certainly inherit the captain’s armband from Samir Handanovic.
The idea of a lengthy spell with the armband presents the possibility of becoming a real club icon, like Giacinto Facchetti, Beppe Bergomi, or Javier Zanetti, no doubt an appealing prospect for Skriniar.
However, Tuttosport notes, there would be more potential upside to joining PSG or another European giant than just money.
The squad in the French capital is, at least on paper, stronger than Inter’s, whilst the Parisians have the potential to invest even more as they push to win the Champions League.
Even if in Paris Skriniar might only be one more top player in a squad full of them, rather than a real leader and icon as at Inter, if the Slovakian wants to add the biggest trophies to his personal cabinet, he could decide to make the switch.