Manchester City could make a move for Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar if their Champion League ban is lifted, according to reports in Italy
A decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is expected tomorrow morning, but if the Citizens are eligible for European competitions, they are believed to be prepared to shell out €60m (£54m) on Skriniar.
Fans on Twitter are not so sure the Slovakian international would be the answer to the club’s problems at the back:
This guy is like maguire gets stripper by attackers in 1v1, kouliably is much better
— ♧ (@Mus7xb) July 12, 2020
He was skinned in last match by some rookie
— raj.. (@rajkamalin) July 12, 2020
— Kavin🇮🇳🇧🇪 (@KavinDeBruyne17) July 12, 2020
Hope he is good and not just another mangala. We are not really that good at buying cb apart from laporte.
— Muhammad Owais Khan (@owaiskhan75) July 12, 2020
— pizziman🥶 (@Tjmcfc14) July 12, 2020
Average no thanks
— Callum (@callmatthews) July 12, 2020
He is better than what we have apart from Laporte but he isn’t top top CB
— RoniB 🇫🇮 (@RoniBMCity) July 12, 2020
Skriniar, who has also been linked with Manchester United in recent days, has struggled for form since the restart but he is a promising defender.
At 25 years of age, he has played 261 senior games as well as being capped 31 times by Slovakia. Considering City’s defensive woes this season, though, supporters want someone who has been tried and tested at the highest level and they are not convinced that Skriniar is the best solution available.