Inter Milan defender Milan Škriniar has revealed he is aware of reports linking him with a move to a host of teams, Manchester City amongst them, in the summer window – but neither he nor his club received any official offers.
It had seemed that one of the Manchester clubs was poised to pounce for the Inter Milan man during the summer transfer window, before his contract was extended to 2023 – seemingly putting the pair off.
The Slovakian defender has caught the eye with his aggressive style at the heart of Inter’s defence over the past few seasons, and Manchester City were reportedly in the market for a central defender to replace outgoing captain Vincent Kompany. But the 24-year-old claims no club came in for him.
In an interview with Ruhr Nachrichten, as relayed by Sport Witness, Milan Skriniar was quoted as stating: “Personally, I did not receive any specific offer, but there were clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona [written] in the media,”
“I feel good here, I have a very good relationship with the fans. I do not miss anything here and I play regularly – that’s crucial for me, that’s why I decided to take this step. I’m not planning to change [clubs],” he added.
They’re certainly damning quotes from a man seemingly towards the top of Manchester City’s defensive wishlist, according to numerous reports in the past few months. Should Pep Guardiola’s side continue to look for defensive reinforcements in January, there attention may have to turn elsewhere following the stance of Skriniar.
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