Milan Skriniar has revealed that contacts with PSG were ongoing during his final season at Inter Milan.
Speaking to Paris-based newspaper Le Parisien, via FCInterNews, the 28-year-old Slovakian international admitted that the French champions went to great effort to convince him to make the move, including working with him throughout a long injury recovery.
It’s been official for a month now – Skriniar is a Paris Saint-Germain player.
The Slovakian ended a six-year stint at Inter, having joined the Nerazzurri from Sampdoria in 2017.
Skriniar’s time at Inter ended on something of a sour note.
The Nerazzurri had rejected offers from PSG for the player last summer. Then, during last season, they attempted to extend his contract extension.
However, the 28-year-old decided to reject these offers and make the move on a free transfer.
In his final few months as an Inter player, Skriniar barely played. The Slovakian suffered a back injury, for which he received surgery.
And as he has revealed, the decision to leave Inter and join PSG was one that was long in the making for him.
Milan Skriniar: PSG Contacts Ongoing Throughout Last Season At Inter Milan
Of his contact with the Parisians, Skriniar noted that “We started talking last year, it’s true.”
“But sometimes things take a while to unfold, that’s the way it is.”
“But it finally happened,” the defender added. “Now I’m finally in Paris, and I’m very happy about it.”
Asked if he ever doubted that the move would happen, Skriniar replied “No, I’ve always believed it would. Even if it took longer than expected.”
“From the very first contacts on, there were no doubts about my intentions,” he added. “I wanted to come to Paris.”
“Now I’m here, and I can honestly say that it’s great to be here.”
Regarding the contacts with PSG through last season, Skriniar said that “There was always someone monitoring me. Checking on how I was doing, how I was feeling.”
“”I got messages after important matches after important matches,” he noted.
“Even during the period when I was out with an injury, the contacts never stopped,” Skriniar also added.
“I spoke a lot with the club doctor, Christoph Baudot. And also with the Sporting Director Luis Campos.”