Paris Saint-Germain have made their first signing of the summer by securing the services of Milan Skriniar on a free transfer from Inter Milan.
The Slovakia centre-back has signed a five-year contract with the French champions, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2027-28 season.
PSG had previously tried to sign Skriniar last summer, and an agreement with the 28-year-old has been in place for some time. Skriniar expressed his excitement about joining PSG, describing them as one of the strongest clubs in the world with world-class players and fantastic fans.
Skriniar arrives at PSG after a successful six-year spell with Inter Milan, where he established himself as one of the best centre-backs in Europe. During his time at Inter, he scored 11 goals and provided five assists in 246 appearances. He played a key role in helping Inter win the Serie A title in the 2020-21 season, as well as two Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana titles.
Although Skriniar refused to sign a new contract with Inter, he continued to captain the team and made several appearances, even while dealing with a back injury towards the end of the season. He was an unused substitute in Inter’s Champions League final defeat to Manchester City.
Skriniar, a four-time Slovakia Player of the Year, has represented his country at Euro 2016 and Euro 2020, contributing three goals and two assists in 60 appearances.
The arrival of Skriniar strengthens PSG’s defence following the departure of Sergio Ramos. Skriniar will compete for a starting position alongside Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo, Danilo Pereira, and El Chadaille Bitshiabu.
PSG later announced the signing of Marco Asensio from Real Madrid and are expected to finalise deals for Manuel Ugarte from Sporting Lisbon, Cher Ndour from Benfica and Lee Kang-in from Mallorca in the near future.