The desire of Manchester United to acquire Milan Skriniar during the January transfer window has undergone a new development.
According to the French news outlet Media Foot, the Red Devils have planned a meeting with the player’s agent later this month to discuss the possibility of signing a deal. The conversation will focus on the potential for contract negotiations with the players’ agents.
The power players in the Premier League, according to the source, want to talk about the defender’s demands for his new contract with the agent of the defense. The meeting is anticipated to take place soon.
Since the Slovakian star wants to play in the English Premier League, it has been suggested that United can convince him to sign with the team. The player has also expressed a desire to move to England.
If Erik ten Hag is successful in arranging a deal to sign Skriniar from Inter, either this month or in the summer, then he will finally be able to let England international Harry Maguire leave. The signing contract for Skriniar can be finished this month or in the summer.
The center back’s current contract with the Italian powerhouse will not be extended after the current season due to a lack of mutual desire on both sides. It is currently unknown if Manchester United intends to attempt and sign him to a pre-contract so that they may do so for nothing in July or through a cheap transfer before the end of the month of January. They might try to transfer him for a bargain price before the end of January as one possibility.
If Skriniar were to sign with Ten Hag, he would be free to sell or loan away one of his current central defenders. Also possible is the possibility of finding a certain former Leicester player on the trade market.
Despite only starting four Premier League games this season, Maguire is reportedly earning £190k per week. He started 28 games in the starting lineup the season previous, in contrast. This is due to the fact that he has slipped farther down the list of center defense alternatives, behind players like Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane. Maguire reportedly makes £190k a week, according to sources.
It appears from this that ten Hag does not consider him to be an important starter, and it could be better for the loser’s career to move on from Old Trafford in pursuit of consistent opportunities somewhere else.
Skriniar, who was previously referred to as “amazing” by a former colleague named Adam Zilak, has been an important member of Inter’s squad in the Serie A this season after starting a total of 66 league games in the previous two seasons combined. Former teammate Adam Zilak has praised Skriniar this season, calling him “amazing.”
Even though Maguire now averages a score of 7.00 in the Premier League this season and managed a rating of 6.91 in 2021/22, he attained average Sofascore ratings of 7.07 and 7.05 in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons, respectively. In contrast, his season-ago rating of 6.91 was lower.
This suggests that the Inter defensive midfielder, who is also two years younger than the United defender, has the ability to succeed him at the heart of the defense because he has repeatedly shown in a major European league that he is capable of putting forth excellent performances. Additionally, the United defender has been a part of the squad for two years longer than the Inter tank. It should also be considered that the United defense has been a member of the squad for two more years than the Inter tank.