There is zero chance of Inter defender Milan Skriniar ever wearing the captain’s armband for the Nerazzurri again even if he stays rather than leaving for Paris Saint-Germain this month.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that between the disappointment of club directors and the anger of the fans, few would accept the 27-year-old continuing in the role.

Skriniar has been wearing the captain’s armband for Inter on a regular basis since club captain Samir Handanovic was relegated to a backup role behind Andre Onana in goal.

The former Sampdoria defender has not been installed as permanent captain, although there has been some expectation that had he stayed beyond the end of this season this could be in the cards.

However, the captaincy has been chosen based on seniority, and in matches where all of Handanovic, Marcelo Brozovic, and Danilo D’Ambrosio have been absent, it has been the Slovakian who is the player who has been at Inter the longest.

This can hardly continue to be the case, however, now that Skriniar has made clear his intention to leave Inter to join Paris Saint-Germain.

According to the Gazzetta, it is Lautaro Martinez who is set to wear the armband for the rest of the season when Handanovic is not playing, which is likely to be the vast majority of matches.