Slovakian captain, Martin Škrtel has put to rest all speculations about his departure from the Red Devils as he has agreed to sign a new three-year contract with Liverpool upon return from his holidays.
The 30-year-old centre back first came to Liverpool in January 2008, and speculations of his departure surfaced the football world as he entered the final year of his contract.
Liverpool offered a sum to Škrtel, but according to a report by Liverpool Echo, he termed the move to be “unacceptable,” and “the kind offered to players who are much older of who have health problems.”
At the time Liverpool and Škrtel were having this deadlock, Inter Milan took advantage of the situation and discussions between the Slovakian and Italian club occurred. However, now Škrtel is ready to turn his decision into reality as he is set to sign a new deal with Liverpool on July 8.
Karol Csonto, Škrtel’s agent has admitted to talks between Inter Milan and Škrtel.
In a report by MailOnline, he said: “I confess that there were not mere rumours, the interest from Inter was real. The deal did not go ahead, but there was contact made.”
He added that Škrtel had been “thinking about his future and eventually opted to remain at Liverpool.”
Martin Skrtel has agreed a new contract with Liverpool.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) June 18, 2015
After the completion of this summer’s Premier League, Brendan Rodgers’ side has been busy filling their bags with important players. While Danny Ings, and James Milner were new signings they renewed their deals with key players like Jordan Henderson, Jordan Ibe, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Countinho.
The Red Devils had a poor season last summer, finishing 6th in the Premier League. With Steven Gerrard’s departure from the club, Rodgers and the Liverpool fans will be delighted to hear about Škrtel staying.
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