Milan Skriniar has been drawing a lot of attention from some of the biggest clubs in Europe and it looks like we’re getting closer to discover where he will play after his tenure with Inter finishes. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid were heavily linked with the Slovakian in recent days, and now there is a clear candidate to get his signature.
According to Skriniar’s agent, Madrid are getting closer to agreeing on a deal to sign Inter center-back. He has emerged as one of the best defenders in Europe over the last couple of years, helping Inter re-establish themselves as a force in Serie A and the Champions League.
Milan has impressed for Inter once again at the start of this season, taking in 16 appearances across all competitions for the Nerazzurri. Right now his side ranks second in the Serie A standings, attracting attention from the likes of Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City in the process.
However, according to his agent Mithat Halis, Madrid are the frontrunners to complete a major signing when the transfer market reopens in 2020.
"Skriniar is worth €100 million," he told AS. "Real Madrid and Barcelona have been competing for his signature for the last two years.
"Now Real Madrid are closer to reaching an agreement with Inter because they want - and need - him much more than Barcelona."
Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos are Zinedine Zidane's first-choice center-back pairing at Madrid, but the latter's future isn't that clear with the Spanish giants. Ramos is currently 33 and Los Blancos are now thought to be looking for his replacement.
Skriniar appears to be top of Madrid's list of targets, but he’ll need to remain focused on his duties at San Siro between now and January and then see if he can make the switch to the Santiago Bernabeu.