Fabrizio Romano has shared a potentially significant transfer update as Tottenham Hotspur eye a move for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic, writes the FTT.
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte and managing director Fabio Paratici are reportedly in the mix to sign Perisic on a Bosman deal this summer alongside Serie A giants Juventus.
As broken by ESPN on Friday evening, the Croatia international is ‘open’ to a Premier League move as the Lilywhites explore a deal for him.
This come as Conte sets his sights on a plethora of new additions at N17, including three defenders, a midfielder and a forward, with as many as eight players heading out the Hotspur Way exit door (The Times).
Taking to Twitter on Saturday afternoon, Romano has said that the ‘new meeting’ over Perisic’s future, confirmed by Inter boss Simone Inzaghi, will take place imminently.
The reliable transfer journalist added that Tottenham have made contact to sign the 33-year-old, saying that the Croatia international has been ‘approached’ by the north Londoners.
Depending on whether the Nerazzurri can agree to extend Perisic’s deal, Spurs will surely be lying in wait and ready to pounce.
Even in the twilight phase of his career, the Serie A attacker could prove an absolute snip for Conte on a free transfer, especially considering that he ranked among Inter’s best players over 2021/22 by average match rating (WhoScored).
Indeed, Perisic even won among the most Man of the Match awards for Inter, leaving little wonder as to why some members of the media have called him a ‘monster’ in recent months (Siavoush Fallahi).