In a recent report, Gianluca Dimarzio stated that Chelsea are set to rival Paris Saint-Germain for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar. It has been claimed that the Blues have expressed an interest in recruiting the Slovak talent this summer.
Skriniar’s Good Run Of Form At San Siro
Skriniar had a solid campaign in Italy as he managed to put in a lot of dominant displays at the heart of Inter’s backline. The 27-year-old made 48 appearances for the Italian side last season, finding the back of the net four times across all fronts.
The Slovakia international was a rock at the back for Inter based on his average of 1.3 shots, 0.7 key passes and 2.5 clearances per game in Serie A. He was even tidy with his ball distribution after completing 92.9% of his attempted passes in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).
Is Skriniar A Good Choice For Chelsea?
Skriniar can get stuck in with a few solid tackles to make life difficult for the opposition attackers and can time his challenges well to make some important interceptions at the back. Standing at 1.88m, he can use his strong frame to be a dominant force in the air and doesn’t mind clearing the danger when required.
The Slovak sensation excels at playing his way out from the back and has got a wealth of experience at the highest level. Hence, the talented centre-half will be a brilliant choice for the Blues to consider during this summer transfer window as long as he can cope with the physical nature and high intensity of Premier League football.
At 27, Skriniar is currently playing some of the best football of his career. We can expect him to enhance the quality of Thomas Tuchel‘s defence at Stamford Bridge.
The Slovak international will serve as a decent replacement for Antonio Rudiger, who joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, at the West London club. He has got the defensive skillset and the winning mindset to be a real success story at Chelsea if Tuchel can find a way to get a deal done for him before the end of this summer transfer window.