OFFICIAL: Milan Skriniar is a PSG player!

Milan Skriniar
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After appointing Luis Enrique as their new manager on Wednesday, PSG announced the arrival of Milan Skriniar on Thursday by publishing an official note on the club's website.

Skriniar arrives on a free transfer from Internazionale after his contract at Inter Milan ran out at the end of last month and having a pre-agreement with Paris Saint-Germain to join the French club last February.

The Slovakia international and former Serie A defender has signed a five-year contract with the club, extending until June 30, 2028, PSG announced.

Skriniar first moved to Italy in 2016 having already debuted with the Slovakia senior team by joining UC Sampdoria that summer. He quickly made an impact, making 36 appearances and becoming the youngest-ever defender to reach the 35-game milestone in Serie A.

Following his impressive performances, Skriniar's reputation soared, leading to his transfer to Inter Milan. Over the course of five seasons, he made 246 appearances for the Nerazzurri, scoring 10 goals. During his time at Inter Milan, he secured multiple trophies, including the 2020–21 Serie A title, the 2021–22 and 2022-23 Coppa Italia, as well as both the 2021 and 2022 Supercoppa Italiana.

Skriniar received his first call-up to the Slovakia national team in 2016, shortly before representing his country in the European Championship held in France that same year. At the age of 28, he has already earned 60 caps for Slovakia and counting. Skriniar is right in the middle of his prime, and will most probably hit peak levels of play while at PSG before turning 30 and older.

Speaking to the website, Skriniar expressed his excitement about the move to PSG by saying that "I am delighted to be a part of this exceptional club."

"PSG is one of the world's finest, boasting top-class players and incredible fans," the defender finished. Skriniar becomes the first officially announced signing of PSG ahead of next season, arriving on a free as the first player inked to a deal in the Luis Enrique era.

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