Pro at 17, « indestructible warrior », Italy under the spell … Five things to know about Milan Skriniar, the defender of whom PSG dreams


Milan Skriniar in the jersey of Inter Milan in 2022. Andrea Staccioli / Insidefoto / PANORAMIC

PORTRAIT – Tipped to sign for PSG, Milan Skriniar should strengthen the Parisian central hinge against 65M€. Here are five things to know about the Inter Slovak.

Professional at 17

Born in Ziar nad Hronom, Slovakia on February 11, 1995, Milan Skriniar is – what you might call – a young football prodigy. After just one season with his hometown club, he joined MSK Zilina at the age of 12. Quickly, the young Milan impresses with his physical maturity and his defensive intelligence, especially on placements and interventions. This rapid development allowed him to make his professional debut in the Slovak Super Liga on March 27, 2012 at just 17 years and 49 days old against FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce.

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As a symbol, he will go on loan for half a season at this Slovak first division club in Zlaté Moravce to rack up minutes during the 2012-2013 season. Only seven small appearances there, and Skriniar returned to Zilina to stay for two and a half seasons where he continued his rise, before joining Italy in the 2016 winter transfer window.

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