By Paul Robinson

29th Sep, 2020 | 6:45am

Exclusive: Robinson left bouncing as Tottenham close in on 'Excellent signing'

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar would be an “excellent signing” for Tottenham as the possibility of a deal edges closer.

That is according to Paul Robinson, the former White Hart Lane number one speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, as he tipped the 25-year-old to form a “formidable” partnership with Toby Alderweireld.

This site revealed that Spurs are readying a £30million offer for the 25-year-old following extensive talks after being being told that Inter would consider the sale of the centre-half for a price significantly less than their initial £55million asking price.

Skriniar, who has made 128 appearances for the Serie A giants, has three years remaining on his contract at the San Siro having renewed terms in May 2019.

He rose to prominence at Sampdoria before making a £30million move to Inter Milan in the summer of 2017.

When asked by Football Insider if Skriniar was the missing piece of the jigsaw for Mourinho, Robinson said: “They have needed a centre-half for a long time.

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“Skriniar would be an excellent signing. He is a top class centre-half who has a lot of experience. He is not just a very, very strong defender – he can play as well.

“A partnership between him and Alderweireld would be seriously formidable.”

Football Insider revealed yesterday that departures will be needed in North London to fund the acquisition of the Slovakia international.

Full-backs Danny Rose, Serge Aurier, and back-up centre-back Juan Foyth are the most likely to depart before the 5 October transfer deadline.

In other Tottenham news,  it can be REVEALED that shock late move for Premier League striker is being plotted.