Manchester United have long been with the signing of Croatian international Ivan Perisic who is currently playing for Inter Milan in the Serie A. The 28-year-old was linked with Manchester United last January but the window ended and nothing happened. However, recent reports have it that the Red Devils are ready to finalise the deal once the summer transfer window opens on July 1. According to the report Italian media house La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Manchester United will be rivaled by Chelsea for the signature of the €60 million rated attacking midfielder.
The reports claim United are well aware of how much Perisic will cost them and are ready to beat Chelsea to his signing. Although La Gazzetta Dello Sport are not the most reliable news media outlets out there, the fact that the odds of Perisic signing for United have dropped significantly in the last few months is telling. Anyone interested in betting on this transfer report can take advantage of New bet365 Account Bonus. All you need to do is to make a deposit of at least £5 and you will be given 100% bonys up to as high as £300.
Perisic who was formerly on the books of Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga has been a key member of the Croatian national team ever since making his breakthrough for his national team side in 2011. He was a key player for Croatia at the European Championship in France last summer. He has also been a key player for Inter Milan in the Serie A this season.
As of the time of writing this article, Perisic has played a total of 28 serie A games for Inter Milan and has scored nine times and assisted six other goals. Should United win the race for his signature, Mourinho will find his versatility to be very useful to the team. He can play anywhere in the attacking areas though he is primarily a left winger. His ability to play the attacking midfield role will also be useful for Mourinho. Perisic will also be a good competition for Anthony Martial on the left wing.
The former AS Monaco star has been inconsistent since signing for Manchester United two years ago. The signing of Perisic could however bring the best out of him due to competition or be the final nail on his coffin.
It however remains to be seen if United are merely interested in signing Perisic or see him as an alternative to James Rodriguez who many reports have linked to Manchester United in the last two months.