Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Inter Milan buys Slovak footballer for €25 million

This is the highest transfer fee ever for a Slovak footballer.

Milan Škriniar(Source: TASR)

Slovak footballer Milan Škriniar, 22, has transferred from Sampdoria Genoa to Inter Milan for €25 million, beating the Slovak record set by Vrastislav Greško in 2002 when he moved from Inter Milan to Parma for €21.5 million.

“I have mixed feelings. Maybe I haven’t come to terms with where I have moved to yet," said Škriniar as cited by the Sme daily. "I have to let it sink in.”

Clubs from Germany, the UK and Spain also expressed interest in bringing the young Slovak footballer to their organisations.

“We negotiated three times with Atlético Madrid," explained Škriniar’s agent, Karol Csontó, as quoted by Sme.

Their offer was interesting, but FIFA has forbidden transfers to Atlético Madrid until January 2018.

“If Atlético had been buying players, I would have given it more thought," said Škriniar, "but in this case I didn’t hesitate.”

Škriniar signed a five-year contract with the Italian club.

Coach Spalletti asked for him personally.

“When we talked together, he asked me how I’m doing," said Škriniar. "I had a good feeling about it.”

Škriniar demonstrated his perfect form at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland this year. He came from Žilina to Sampdoria Genoa as an unknown player, however in one and half years he has made an excellent reputation for himself.

Topic: Football


Top stories

Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.