Spurs lead the race for Serie A ace


Spurs lead the race for Serie A ace

Tottenham Hotspur have been on the hunt for a new centre-back to fill in the void left by Jan Vertonghen's move to Benfica this summer, and they have identified Inter's Milan Skriniar as the ideal candidate.


Tottenham are leading the race for Skriniar, yet the problem lies with a £13 million difference in valuation, with Inter claiming that he is more valuable than what Spurs are claiming.


Inter want £45 million for the Slovakian, yet Spurs are stating that the 25-year-old is worth around £32 million.


Skriniar is very keen on a move to Spurs, finding his game time reduced under Antonio Conte.


Skriniar has made a name for himself as a dominant ball-playing centre-back, becoming one of the best defenders in Serie A.


The Slovakian is one of the best at playing balls to his team's forwards, being likened to Vertonghen when it comes to play style.


Apart from this, Spurs have constantly suffered from their centre-backs being injured, and Skriniar has a very good injury record, highlighted by his longevity in Italy.


Throughout his first 50 appearances for the Nerazzurri, Skriniar started and played all 90 minutes in every single game, making himself a reliable figure, something that has become rare in the modern game.


Spurs are set to submit another transfer offer for the Slovakian, and with there being only a few hours left in the transfer window, they could have no other choice but to match Inter's valuation.