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Barcelona and Real Madrid want Milan Skriniar, says agent

The centre-back is in demand, apparently

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An agent who works with Milan Skriniar reckons that Barcelona and Real Madrid both want to sign Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan.

Mithat Halis, who is a partner at the firm that represents Skriniar, has been talking about the defender but explained why it might be a difficult deal to do.

“Real Madrid want to sign him, so do Barcelona; whoever can convince Inter to let him go will sign him this summer. Skriniar is a model professional. If Real Madrid want him, they could get him but there are other agents who have a vested interest in taking players where they want.

”Mino Raiola, who represents Ibrahimovic and Pogba, might try to mislead Skriniar, but the player is on the books at our company - we have a contract with him. Inter paid Sampdoria 28 million euros for Skriniar and six months later, Manchester City came in with an offer of 55 million. Now he is valued at around 100 million. Any deal would certainly be complicated by the interference of intermediaries.”

Source | AS

It’s difficult to see Barcelona going for Skriniar, particularly as they continue to be linked with a move for Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.

The latest reports have suggested Barca have made an offer for De Ligt, and the club are optimistic they can bring him in during the summer window.

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