Manchester United’s attempts to strengthen their defence continue even though the World Cup tournament in Russia is in its full swing.
The Red Devils are reportedly looking for new acquisitions for domestic options as Tottenham Hotspur shows to be tougher opponents. According to reports, Jose Mourinho’s Man United side are eyeing move for Inter Milan centre back Milan Skriniar.
It’s believed that the Red Devils have made their first attempts in signing the defender with an offer of £57m ($75 million) submitted for the 23-year-old last week, which was Inter were said to have rejected.
However, the player himself has now admitted that he flattered by the interest coming from the Premier League club for him this summer.
He said as quoted by the Daily Star saying:
“Manchester United? I heard from them and it made me proud.
“But I’m even happier that Inter decided to reject it and that they believe so much in me.”
Quotes direct from the Slovakian federation website present the player’s comments in a much more reserved light.
He is reported as saying as follows:
“I’m glad United are interested in me, but Inter decided on how they decided, so I can not say anything more about it.
“I am, however, satisfied.”
Skriniar, when he joined Inter Milan last summer, became the club’s most expensive player of all time and his form, if reports bears fruit did not only impressed Man United but Barcelona are also believe in be eyeing a move for him this summer.
Skriniar is an impressive defender, who playing style has recently been compared to Real Madrid’s Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos. In 38 Serie A appearances for Inter last season, the Slovakia international netted four goals for Inter Milan.
Mourinho do have good options at the heart of defence in the form of Marco Rojo, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, and Victor Lindelöf who hardly made any appearances (17 in all competitions) last season for the club.
United signing Skriniar could spark the exit of Lindelöf this summer with reports linking Sevilla as a possible destination for him this summer while his former side Benfica would also be open to re-signing him.