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‘They’re really missing him’ – Journalist says Spurs signed team’s ‘fundamental’ player in the summer

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Journalist Stefano De Grandis has been speaking to Sky Sports and says Tottenham Hotspur have signed Inter Milan’s ‘fundamental’ player in Ivan Perisic, writes the TBR.

The Croatian made the switch to Spurs from Inter this summer after leaving the Italian outfit on a fee transfer.

Perisic has hit the ground running in north London and has already become a mainstay in Antonio Conte’s side.

The 33-year-old has already picked up three assists in seven appearances for Spurs and it’s his attacking output that the Nerazzurri are really missing.

Speaking to Sky Sports, De Grandis spoke about Croatia’s 3-1 win over Austria last night.

Perisic picked up yet another assist as he set up Marko Livaja with a delightful cross.

And the football journalist says Simone Inzaghi’s men are missing what Perisic brings to the left wing-back spot.

He said: “Marcelo Brozovic got hurt and it’s bad news for Inter. Another bad news is the lack of Ivan Perisic who on the left was a fundamental player not only in terms of performance but also in terms of numbers. He offered both assists and goals.

“Stop Brozovic? Even three weeks. Important test for Kristjan Asllani who will play against Roma. Last year Inter paid a lot for the absence of the Croatian even though the Croatian is a leader, a team man.” as transcribed by Football News 24.

It was certainly a great coup from Spurs to bring Perisic to the club for free over the summer.

The Champions League winner hasn’t hit top-form yet but is contributing excellently in terms of attacking output.

Conte previously worked with the player at Inter and reportedly thinks Perisic is one of the best in the world in his position.

Inzaghi’s men have got off to an underwhelming start to the season and currently sit seventh in Serie A. It’s clear that Conte’s old side are missing Perisic, who chipped in with 10 goals and nine assists last season.