Milan Skriniar: I want to stay at Inter Milan

MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 19: Milan Skriniar of FC Internazionale gestures during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and US Sassuolo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 19, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar has spoken out on his future, amid reported interest from Manchester United

The 23-year-old had allegedly captured the interest of United along with four other big European clubs following some impressive performances at the heart of the Inter defence.

Skriniar arrived at the San Siro in 2017 for a reported €20m deal from Sampdoria, which also saw striker Gianluca Caprari go the opposite way, and in the process made him the most expensive Slovak player of all time.

Upon Inter’s brief return to the Champions League this term, Skriniar was impressive against the likes of  Barcelona and Tottenham before the club were eliminated from the competition at the group stages.

Despite the heavy interest in him, however, Skriniar’s only concern is to signing a new long-term contract at Inter.

“Everyone knows that I want to stay here, I have a great relationship with the club and the directors,” Skriniar told Tuttosport.

“We’re talking about a renewal and are close to an agreement. In February? We’ll find the best moment to do it.

BREMEN, GERMANY - AUGUST 18: Franco Semioli of Genua runs with the ball during the Uefa Champions League qualifying match between Werder Bremen and Sampdoria Genua at Weser Stadium on August 18, 2010 in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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According to the former Fiorentina and Chievo Verona player, the Italy national team will suffer in the future because of the few youth prospects.

“It’d be nice to win a trophy here: we’ve gone without one for too long and everyone wants one.”

The Slovakia international confessed his shock upon hearing that Inter manager Luciano Spalletti values him at €100m.

“I thought it was a joke,” he said.

“I know he said it after the Barcelona match, but I didn’t believe it and I said it wasn’t true to those who asked me.

“Of course, it’s nice to hear something like that, but it’s not the price tag that matters, it’s what you do on the pitch. It’s not a weight on my shoulders.”

Skriniar has scored four goals in 65 appearances for Inter across all competitions and is contracted to the club until June 2022.

The Nerazzurri will be back in action away to Torino in the Serie A on Sunday.