Milan Skrinjar’s expected departure from Inter is linked to a “management problem” at the club, former midfielder Wesley Sneijder told Stats Perform.
Slovakia international Skrinjar, who is a confirmed target for Paris Saint-Germain, is in the last five months of his contract after rejecting new terms in December.
Thus, the January transfer window is Inter’s last chance to receive a fee for the centre-back, who is in his sixth season as an Inter player.
In recent years, Inter have seen several players leave on free transfers, and ex-Nerazzurri midfielder Sneijder wonders why this is still happening.
“It’s a management issue,” he said. “When the management is bad, it is difficult to control all the details. It’s easier on the field, but harder off the field, but no less important.
“You can’t let players say they want to leave, let alone right now. You must take precautions in time to prevent all this.”
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Inter have reportedly already lined up possible replacements for Skrinjar, among which Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic has been linked with a move to San Siro.
Although Sneijder believes Inter have the resources to cope without Skrinjar, the former Dutch international has urged the Italian giants to take on more responsibility.
“Inter have a great squad and won’t suffer from this problem, but there will be others,” he said.
“They need someone who will take responsibility and say, ‘Enough, now we’re only talking about playing football, that’s all.’
“I don’t know who is responsible for [the Skriniar situation]but someone has to tell the players they’re here to play.”
Scriniar has played 242 times in all competitions for Inter since moving from Sampdoria in July 2017, helping the club to success in Serie A, the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup.
Providing an update on PSG’s interest in the 27-year-old this week, head coach Christophe Galtier said: “I can’t say if he will come to [January] or summer.
“This is a player we have been following for a long time. In fact, we thought we already got it last summer.”
Skrinjar may have already played his last match for Inter after being sent off against Empoli on Monday, and that 1-0 defeat left Inter 13 points behind runaway leaders Napoli.