Inter Chief Marotta Officializes Skriniar Summer Exit

Milan Skriniar ultimately stayed at Inter despite the incessant rumors of a January transfer to PSG. He didn’t partake in Tuesday’s Coppa Italia tilt versus Atalanta, which he watched from home. Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta announced that the defender would leave in the summer at the end of his contract to SportMediaset.

“He made a choice that’s within his rights, and we have the duty to respect it. We are certain that, given his professionality and seriousness, he’ll prove in the next few months to be worthy of his role and to wear his current colors.”

“It’s normal to have year-to-year changes nowadays. There are no more club’s stalwarts, and players transfer more frequently. We have to get used to this football, which is distant from the romantic and sentimental one of the past. It’s not what we and our fans like, but we are dealing with professionals.”

Coach Simone Inzaghi explained the decision to exclude Skriniar from the game-day squad list (via TuttoSport).

“I did it to leave him serene, but there’s no problem whatsoever. He’s practicing with us and I’ll decide whether to field him or not game after game.”

According to L’Equipe (via Calciomercato), the Nerazzurri asked Bayern Munich for Benjamin Pavard on deadline day. They would have accepted PSG’s offer if they signed a proper replacement. On the other hand, the Bavarians didn’t let go of their defender. Skriniar would have moved to France for a €15M fee. Instead, he’ll do it in a Bosman move.

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