Milan Schkriniar (27, Inter Milan) was stripped of the captaincy.
Shkrinaar’s contract with Inter Milan expires at the end of this season. The two sides failed to reach an agreement on renewing the contract. At the end of the 2022-23 season, Skriniar will become a free agent (FA) and will transfer to a new team.
That new team is France’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Italian and French media said, “PSG offered 10 million euros (approximately 13.5 billion won) to Inter Milan to sign Skriniar through the transfer market this winter. However, Inter Milan demanded a double,” and reported, “PSG will take Skriniar as a free agent this summer.” 스포츠토토
Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta immediately snatched the captain’s armband from Skriniar’s arm. CEO Marotta drew a line through ‘DAZN’ on the 5th (Korean time), saying, “Skriniar is no longer the captain of our team.”
“I respect Shkriniar’s decision to transfer. He is a very professional player. However, he judged that he could not retain the captaincy. Because it doesn’t match the value of his argument. The captain’s armband should be given to a player who has to pursue the same goal as everyone on the team.”
Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi also said, “I cannot judge the decision to transfer Skriniar. He respects his decision,” he said. “I decided to change the captaincy. There is a hierarchical order within the team. “Skriniar is no longer the captain of our team.”
As the CEO and coach said, Inter Milan immediately replaced the captain. In the match against AC Milan held at San Siro in Milan on the 6th, Inter Milan captain Lautaro Martinez took over. Lautaro roared as he scored the winning goal in this game. Inter Milan won 1-0. Skriniar played full-time in this match and led the Milan derby victory.