Mourinho wants Perisic according to the International Business Times. The Croatian winger is reportedly admired by the Portuguese manager. And with Spurs taking a dive off the top of the table, this transfer might happen. Mourinho’s side had a solid start to the season but encountered a series of slip-ups before Christmas. Inter, on the other hand, are looking like a solid unit without having to play Perisic.
The Nerazzurri admire Perisic too, who’s probably one of the most hardworking players on the field. Being an old servant of the club, Conte gave him a chance at the beginning of the season. While he has adapted well by a winger’s standards to the wing-back position, Inter will want to play a specialist instead. Thus, the Inter management have been on the outlook for a better left wing-back to upgrade on Perisic and Ashley Young.
While it has been a headache to offload players for Inter this season, looks like Mourinho will help out. Ivan Perisic might be 31 but he’s still a world-class winger who won the UCL just last season with Bayern. If Spurs can come close to his €10M market value, then it’ll be a jackpot for Inter.
Mourinho wants Perisic, what deal should Inter broker?
Mourinho wants Perisic and this puts Inter into the driving seat. The Nerazzurri will look to get a few benefits out of this deal. Firstly, Inter will most probably force a swap by asking for someone in the Tottenham squad. If that doesn’t work, the Nerazzurri will look to get anything more than Ivan’s value. Inter are in dire need of cash flow amidst the coronavirus pandemic. And an unwanted player like Perisic can fund the likes of Junior Firpo who Barcelona are looking to offload. Perisic’s sale can also open the floodgates for a number of outcasts Inter want to get rid off in this window. Which will further fund the players Conte has been asking for.