West Bromwich Albion want to sign Milan Skriniar from Sampdoria
WBA are interested in signing Sampdoria centre back Milan Skriniar. Skriniar can play as a left-sided centre-back and also as a defensive midfielder. Manager Tony Pulis is understood to have travelled to Genoa to watch the Slovakia international in action during Sampdoria's 1-0 defeat to Juventus on Sunday. Pulis has already brought in Marc Wilson on loan from Bournemouth after missing out on Jose Fonte and opting not to sign Mamadou Sakho of Liverpool and Nicolas Lombaerts from Zenit St Petersburg and Branislav Ivanovic, who left Chelsea for Zenit.
Skriniar joined Sampdoria from MSK Zilina just over a year ago and has seven caps for his country. Tall, quick and athletic, Skriniar had an inauspicious start to his Sampdoria career but has developed this season and has shown a calm assurance on the ball. He is regarded as one of the best prospect in Serie A and is known for his ability to not dive into tackles and his dribbling skills have caught attention of lot clubs.
As per transferweb.com, The player is currently on a deal with Blucerchiati until June 2020. Playing for Sampdoria since 2015/16, Slovakian international centre-back Milan Skriniar (21), who succeeded in becoming a full-time regular for Italian team, is being scouted by 3 clubs (two of which European top ones): Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Bournemouth.
He has taken time to adjust into the league but there is no denying of talent showcased by the youngster. Defensively, his positioning and decision making has improved. But as well as demonstrating his mental resolve, he also boasts quality distribution and impressive technical ability, as evidenced in his 91.7% pass completion rate (the third highest in Serie A). At MSK Zilina, he even took penalties, though Giampaolo has yet to trust him with that responsibility.
According to Il Secolo XIX, Bayern Munich scouts watched the talented footballer in action as Sampdoria suffered a 2-1 defeat to Lazio at the weekend, and the Bavarians will continue to closely monitor the youngster’s performances.
Bundesliga clubs appear to especially appreciate Skriniar’s qualities considering that Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and Eintracht Frankfurt are keen as well. Skriniar has also played his way into the Slovakia national team, starting two 2018 World Cup qualifiers.