Ivan Perisic will move to Tottenham Hotspur when his contract with Inter Milan ends next month, according to reports.
It was said this week that Spurs were in the lead to sign the Croatian star in the summer. Inter wanted to keep the 33-year-old player, but Perisic insisted on leaving. Now that his first time in England is almost over, it looks like his future is set.
Fabrizio Romano said that on Twitter, saying that Spurs and the player had now come to a “full agreement.”
Ivan Perisić’s set to join Tottenham, here we go! Full agreement set to be signed on a two year deal. Inter have received final communication. 🚨🇭🇷 #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 28, 2022
Medical could take place next week in London, once everything will be signed. Antonio Conte wanted Ivan as priority. pic.twitter.com/9s9Drlauha
Now, Perisic is expected to arrive in London as soon as next week, and a medical exam has been set up to make the deal official.
Antonio Conte, the manager of Spurs, said that getting Perisic was a top priority for the team this summer. When he was in charge of Inter Milan in 2019, the Italian coach already worked with Perisic.
During that time, they had a hard time getting along with each other. When the player got there, Conte sent him on loan to Bayern Munich, where he won three major trophies in just one season.
Perisic did come back the next season to play for Conte. During the 2020/21 season, Perisic proved himself to be an important member of the first team.
Under Conte, he played 42 times for Inter and helped them win the title.
Now, it looks like the two will be back together at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where Conte will try to improve on his fourth-place finish.
It was also said that another team in the Premier League wanted to sign Perisic this summer.
Chelsea was also said to be interested in signing the Croatian star. But Perisic is thought to have turned down both Chelsea and Juventus in order to play for Conte again.
Perisic is a versatile player who can play in many different spots all over the field. Since he mostly played as a left wing-back for Inter, it is likely that he will do the same thing for Spurs.
Perisic can also help with the attack. Perisic has played all three positions in the front three during his career. He has also done well as a forward midfielder.
Under Conte’s 3-5-2 system, it’s thought that he will only play as a wing-back. Conte has had a hard time finding a solid left wing-back all season, and Ryan Sessegnon hasn’t been able to keep up at the top.
The club is likely to sign a two-year deal with the player.