Steve Hitchen spotted in Italy as Milan Skriniar rumours gather momentum
Tottenham have been reported to be strongly interested in signing the 25-year-old Skriniar. And reports earlier this week claimed that the club were in negotiations with the Nerazzurri over the possibility of a summer transfer. (h/t Gianluca Di Marzio)
Things seem to have escalated over the past day or so as, Di Marzio has now claimed that Spurs’ director Steve Hitchen was spotted in Italy. It is claimed that he was in Milan to speak to the defender’s agent and describe to him the club’s project.
This is obviously a step in the right direction for Tottenham. Signing someone of Skriniar’s quality and proven pedigree would be a huge statement of intent from the club. Considering that our defence underperformed last season, adding someone like the Slovakian international will help solidify our backline.
However, the matter of agreeing a transfer fee with Inter remains a bone of contention. As per the report, Inter Milan are holding out for a fee of €60m for their defender. Tottenham, though, are willing to only as high as €50m, including add-ons.
More negotiations are expected in the coming week over the transfer fee. Inter have already identified Nikola Milenkovic and Chris Smalling as potential replacements, showing that they are ready to cash in on Skriniar. (h/t Gianluca Di Marzio)
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) September 23, 2020
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It has been an impressive transfer window for Tottenham so far. Adding Skriniar and a new striker would make the summer a huge success. Hitchen being spotted in Italy is sure to get the fans’ hopes of landing the Inter Milan soon.