Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has shown interest in signing Inter Milan defender, Milan Skriniar during the January transfer window.
Guardiola made this known on Friday night while reacting to John Stones’ injury, which has kept him out of the start of the Premier League.
According to Calciomercato, Manchester City tried to sign the 24-year-old in the summer but will return for him in January.
City currently have only two centre-backs in John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi and are in dire need of a backup. Skriniar will undoubtedly be a strong addition to Manchester City’s squad and he should thrive in England.
The Slovakian international has established himself as one of the best defenders in Europe through his performances for the Nerazzurri. Skriniar has made 88 performances for Inter since joining them from Sampdoria, scoring 4 goals and providing 2 assists.
Despite the departure of Vincent Kompany in the summer, the Premier League champions did not sign a centre-back. Now that Laporte has sustained a knee injury which will keep him out for a while, City need to bring in a defender.
However, it is not clear whether Inter Milan are willing to release the Slovakian international who signed a new 4-year contract a few months back as confirmed by the club’s official website.