PSG Veteran Defender Reflects: No Regrets Leaving Inter Milan for French Capital Last Year

Paris Saint-Germain signed Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan on a free transfer last summer, hoping to bolster their defense. However, it was a challenging first season for the Slovakian defender in the French capital.

In April, a report from L’Equipe hinted that the veteran defender might leave after his transfer from San Siro to the Parc des Princes last year. Inside the club, there’s discontentment, and a search is underway for a new central defender.

During an interview with SportWeb, Skriniar reflected on his first season with the Parisians and expressed no regrets about joining the Ligue 1 champions.

“Leaving PSG? I didn’t pay attention to such rumors,” Skriniar said (h/t Football Italia). “My wife, father, mother, and brother asked me about it too. I didn’t hear anything like that from the coach or the club. No one told me that I wasn’t part of their plans or that I should look for a new place. Quite the opposite. I was calm and reassured my family as well.

“The injury slowed me down, but I’m moving forward. I feel good in Paris and have never regretted taking this step. It’s an excellent club in every aspect. The three trophies we won have been added to my collection.”

In his first season with the Parisians, the former Inter Milan defender made 32 appearances across all competitions this 2023-24 season. He did suffer an ankle injury that caused him to miss 15 games, becoming more of a rotational player upon his return.

Nonetheless, the Parisians had already begun revamping the central defense with Lucas Beraldo’s arrival, and Leny Yoro is a realistic target heading into the summer. As a result, Skriniar will have to compete if he wants to play as a starter next season.

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