Sunday 27 September 2020
Despite the conclusion of a group of notable contracts, which were represented by the signing of defensive midfielder Pierre Emily Hoeburg and left-back Sergio Regilon, and the loan of veteran Welshman Gareth Bale, but it seems that Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho, the coach of the English team Tottenham Hotspur will not calm down, before hiring the Slovakian Milan Shkrinyar , Defender of Italian team Internazionale.
Tottenham’s negotiations with the Italian club have witnessed a lot of tension and attraction in recent days, and have come close to failure, due to Inter’s refusal to give up 60 million euros, in exchange for giving up the services of their distinguished defender, but Mourinhos insistence kept the door open.
Several English reports indicated that Tottenham expected to claim Inter Milan with a number well below 60 million euros, but “Sky Sport” confirmed that the Italian club may accept 50 million euros, in exchange for additional incentives depending on the level of the player and the results of the English team, in Status of completion of the transaction.
The 25-year-old Slovakian international defender started his professional career with the local Zilina jersey in 2012, while the real change in his career was a move to Sampdoria in 2016.
A single season during which Shkriniyar shone remarkably in Italian stadiums, during which he became the youngest defender to play 35 matches in the First Division, attracting the attention of the world’s giants, and Inter won his services for 20 million euros, after one year he played for Sampdoria.
The Slovak defender has become one of the most prominent elements since day one at Internazionale, and has participated in 128 matches in various competitions, over three seasons, but his desire to play under Mourinhos leadership may cause that career to end.
The Portuguese coach suffers from the poor state of his defense line, as he conceded three goals during two matches in the English Premier League, and Tottenham failed to maintain a clean sheet in four consecutive confrontations in the European League and “Premier League”, forcing Mourinho to search for a distinguished element to support the trio, Toby Alderfired, Devinson Sanchez and Eric Dyer.
Tottenham had hoped to use his French midfielder Tangay Ndombele, as part of a reciprocal deal, through which he would avoid paying a huge sum to sign a contract with Shkeriner, but Inter Milan’s contract with Chilean veteran Arturo Vidal thwarted those plans, which put the English club in front of a fait accompli, which is to reach A financial agreement with his Italian counterpart, in order to complete the deal.
One of the main reasons for Mourinhos insistence on contracting the Slovak defender is the leadership figure that Shkriniar enjoys, which Mourinho misses in his line of defense, after he was fortunate to lead teams that included defenders such as John Terry in Chelsea and Sergio Ramos in Real Madrid.
Shkriniyar showed leadership features both on and off the field during his career, while the 188-centimeter-long defender has great strength at the technical level and has a remarkable speed in tackling and dispersal, and “Talk Sport” indicated that Italian analysts have always praised his distinguished position in the back line of his team. He also showed great distinction in standing-alone defense.
“He was always a captain on and off the field,” said Tibor Julian, who coached Shkriniar for Zilinas U-17 team, while Pavel Haval, who coached him in the Slovak U-21 national team, said he wished all players could do what Shkrinyar had to offer.
Mourinho has settled in recent weeks to play in his preferred way (4-2-3-1) and showed great faith in the abilities of Eric Dyer, while his problem is in the shaking of the level of Alderfired and Sanchez, which makes Shkriniyar the closest to forming a partnership in the defense line with Dyer in case of contracting With him, along with Irish right-back Matt Doherty, while waiting for the harmony of Spaniard Regilon, to compete with Ben Davis for the position of left back.