Tuesday February 13 2018
Skriniar: 'Breath-taking offer'

Inter defender Milan Skriniar reveals he received a “breath-taking offer in January,” but wouldn’t leave “to sit on the bench.”

The former Sampdoria man has seen his price-tag more than double in the six months since coming to San Siro.

He spoke to Slovakian paper Sport and was asked about a €65m offer from one of Europe’s top clubs in January.

“I do recognise it was a breath-taking offer. To be honest, I didn’t try to do anything about it, as I left it all in the hands of my agent,” said Skriniar.

“I was told that Inter would not let me go, but if needed, I would leave. Karol told me I would stay and I replied: ‘Super, I can’t wait to concentrate on Inter.’

“I don’t know what club would tempt me away… The most attractive to me are Real Madrid and Barcelona, but the Manchester sides are also top clubs.

“It would also depend on the agreements or what role I’d be guaranteed. If I were to just sit on the bench or play in the Cup competitions, I wouldn’t go anywhere.

“I think if I do go somewhere, it’ll be to a club where I have a realistic chance of playing.”