Comparing Skriniar’s 2019-20 stats to Tottenham’s current centre-backs

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Tottenham have reportedly opened talks with Inter Milan over a possible transfer for Milan Skriniar as they look to bolster their defence this summer.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Skriniar is a top target for Jose Mourinho, but the Serie A side are demanding a fee in the region of £55million.

We’ve compared Skriniar’s 2019-20 Serie A stats to the corresponding Premier League figures of Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga. Note: we’ve not included Juan Foyth due to a lack of game-time.

Successful tackles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Japhet Tanganga – 2.9 (70.7%)
Davinson Sanchez – 1.6 (66.6%)
Eric Dier – 1.4 (66.6%)
Milan Skriniar – 1.3 (65%)
Toby Alderweireld – 1.2 (74.9%)

Successful aerial duels per 90 minutes (success rate)
Eric Dier – 4.4 (61.1%)
Japhet Tanganga – 3.1 (62%)
Toby Alderweireld – 2.2 (50%)
Davinson Sanchez – 2.0 (54%)
Milan Skriniar – 1.3 (52%)

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Interceptions per 90 minutes
Japhet Tanganga – 1.9
Eric Dier – 1.4
Davinson Sanchez – 1.3
Milan Skriniar – 1.0
Toby Alderweireld – 0.9

Fouls per 90 minutes
Toby Alderweireld – 0.5
Davinson Sanchez – 1.0
Eric Dier – 1.3
Japhet Tanganga – 1.4
Milan Skriniar – 1.8

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Clearances per 90 minutes
Toby Alderweireld – 5.2
Japhet Tanganga – 5.0
Davinson Sanchez – 4.5
Eric Dier – 4.1
Milan Skriniar – 2.8

Passing accuracy
Milan Skriniar – 92.1%
Davinson Sanchez – 85.9%
Toby Alderweireld – 81.7%
Japhet Tanganga – 81.1%
Eric Dier – 80.7%

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Goals
Toby Alderweireld – 2
Milan Skriniar – 0
Davinson Sanchez – 0
Eric Dier – 0
Japhet Tanganga – 0


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