Tottenham are once again interested in signing Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic.
The winger is currently on loan at Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga but it’s believed parent club Inter Milan could be willing to sell him this summer.
That’s according to German publication Fussball Transfers who suggest Manchester United are also in the race to sign him from the Serie A giants.
Daniel Levy may only have to pay €15m (£13.3m) for him too after Bayern rejected their option to sign the Croatian permanently for a fee of €20m (£17.8m).
That’s because they’re unwilling to pay more than €10m (£8.9m) for the 31-year-old’s services.
Perisic famously reached the World Cup final with Croatia in 2018 while he was also part of the Bayern squad that dispatched Spurs 7-2 earlier this season.
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Perisic is easily one of the most underrated players in Europe, scoring five times and contributing eight assists for Bayern this term. However, it’s at international level and on the biggest of stages where he’s excelled – demonstrating consistency that should appeal to Spurs.
Across various World Cup’s and European Championship’s, the Croat’s scored seven goals in total, providing evidence of a player who performs when it truly matters.
For £13.3m, it wouldn’t set Spurs back a lot but you have to consider the players Jose Mourinho already has at his disposal out wide.
Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son both play in Perisic’s position, as too can Erik Lamela. Lest we forget Steven Bergwijn as well, someone Spurs signed for £27m in January.
With that in mind, it would be strange if Mourinho and Levy brought another winger to the club – especially at a time where finances won’t be what they should be because of the deadly Coronavirus.
Perisic would be a mighty fine squad player to have, but if there aren’t any sales in his position, the 88-cap winger arguably wouldn’t receive too much game time.
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