Ivan Perisic is leaving Inter Milan for a “fresh challenge” in the Premier League, according to Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta, amid speculations that the Croatian is likely to reunite with former boss Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur.
Perisic, whose Inter contract expires next month, is said to have traveled to London on Monday for a physical with Tottenham Hotspur, who finished fourth in the Premier League.
Since joining Inter from VfL Wolfsburg in Germany in 2015, the 33-year-old has made over 250 appearances as a left wing back or up front.
Under Conte, he won the Serie A title in 2021 and inspired Inter to win the Coppa Italia final earlier this month by scoring twice in extra time against Juventus.
“There is regret,” Marotta told reporters on Monday. “But he wanted to try a new experience in the Premier League.
“We were not in a position to make better offers, simply his choice was based on a different future than the current one. Maximum respect for that and a big thank you to him as well.”
In the upcoming transfer window, Marotta has not ruled out offers for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and Chelsea attacker Romelu Lukaku.
“Dybala and Lukaku? From our side there is no anxiety, we don’t have to do anything in a hasty way,” Marotta said. “The hope is that Dybala can play with us.”
In Serie A, Simone Inzaghi’s team finished second, two points behind AC Milan.
Ivan Perisic is a Croatian footballer who now plays for Inter Milan in Serie A and the Croatia national team. He was mostly used as a winger but sometimes played as an aggressive midfielder or second striker.
Ivan Perisic earns £125,000 per week and £6,500,000 per year as a WB L, AM L, ST for FC Internazionale Milano. Perisic has a net worth of £44,356,000 pounds. He was born in Croatia and is 32 years old. His current deal runs out on June 30, 2022.
Perisic landed in London yesterday and will have a physical before becoming Tottenham’s first signing this summer.
Spurs have made significant additions to manager Antonio Conte’s team ahead of the 2022-23 season, when they will compete in the Champions League for the first time in three seasons.
Inter finished second behind arch-rivals AC Milan in the final Serie A table, missing out on Perisic’s second consecutive Scudetto.