I'm not a fan of Skriniar but keep in mind that his issues are with the role that he is currently playing, he doesn't have the burst or agility to cover the space behind his wingback in a 352. He is good in a back four but not so much in a back 3.Most overrated centre back in football so no thanks, didn’t Chong and Greenwood embarrass him and he ended up kicking lumps out of them in frustration ? Imagine how he’d fare on a weekly basis in the Premier League ?
He’s not an upgrade on Lindelof and his biggest weakness is the same as Lindelof which is pace so why sign an inferior player to Lindelof just because ? From how things have been put across over the season hasn’t Smalling been far superior in Serie A to Skriniar ? I would rather just bring Smalling back and loan out Tuanzebe to a Premier League team as even though Smalling is no good on the ball he’s great in the air and extremely quick.
If the plan is to sell Smalling as well as Jones and Rojo and bring in another centre back then it should be an upgrade on Lindelof and a centre back that helps hide Lindelof and Maguire’s biggest weakness in a lack of pace so the new centre back compliments them, I’d love for Bailly to stop the madness that goes through his mind or Tuanzebe to do a Greenwood as both have the ability to be the perfect partner for either Lindelof or Maguire.