Inter Milan have ​announced the signing of Sampdoria centre-back Milan Skriniar on a five-year deal.


Inter agreed a fee with their Serie A rivals to sign the 22-year-old, who will provide welcome reinforcements to the Italian club's defensive roster after conceding 49 goals in 38 league games last season.

Skriniar made his first-team debut as a 17-year-old in 2012 for hometown club Ziar nad Hronom in Slovakia before transferring to MSK Zilina, one of the country's most prestigious clubs.


He made 93 domestic league appearances for Zilina, scoring 13 goals before being picked up by Sampdoria in January 2016, where he impressed and played in a further 35 Serie A matches in the 2016-17 season as La Samp finished 11th in the league.


The defender also performed well at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, being named in the Team of the Tournament as Slovakia were knocked out at the group stage, making a tournament high of 13 defensive clearances.

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He also made the country's squad for last summer's Euros in France, playing against England and Germany.


Skriniar will join the likes of Miranda, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Gary Medel and Jeison Murillo as defensive options ahead of the 2017-18 season for new manager Luciano Spalletti, who left Serie A rivals Roma at the end of last campaign.


Skriniar becomes Inter's fourth signing of the summer after deals were agreed for Torino goalkeeper Daniele Padelli, 18-year-old Nicolo Zaniolo and fellow teenager Jens Odgaard.

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