Ivan Perisic wants to return to Inter


A report from Tuttosport claims Croatian winger Ivan Perisic is pushing to return to Inter, just one year after moving to Tottenham Hotspur. The 34-year-old left the Nerazzurri as a free agent last season but failed to secure a place in Antonio Conte’s starting XI, despite making some impressive performances for the Lilywhites.

Tuttosport report (as quoted by FCinter) that Perisic wants to make the return to Milan this summer and is pressing to make the switch, becoming ‘increasingly determined in recent weeks’ to try and arrange a transfer.

Conte’s departure from the club is among the reasons for the attempted move, given that Perisic was wanted by the Italian coach and formed a part of his plans for the team.

Tuttosport suggest that it’s a ‘hot’ idea and compare the attempted return to Romelu Lukaku’s switch back to Inter just one year after leaving them for Chelsea. They also cite Inter’s need to remain competitive, despite the prospect of losing some key players this summer.

Robin Gosens has impressed in the latter half of the season and remains of interest to Bayer Leverkusen, meaning Inter could attempt to cash in on him. Perisic could then provide the perfect replacement, given the many years he spent at the club and his familiarity with the setup.

The report also cites the Croatian’s expiring contract next summer and his age as reasoning for why Spurs would not fight to keep him at the club. The only drawback would be his €6m a season salary, but the newspaper suggests that Inter could look to spread his salary over the course of a few seasons in an effort to facilitate a return.


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