Croatian winger Ivan Perisic has had quite a turbulent summer. The man who lit up Serie A last season has constantly tried to push for a move through to Premier League giants Manchester United, only for a reluctant Inter Milan to stand firm and refuse to sell him.
However, if latest reports are to be believed, the San Siro star is taking matters into his own hands, as he tries desperately to link up with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
The Mirror reported than the Italian club is set to table improved terms of £85,000-a-week deal for the star player, in a move that will see him bump his wages up considerably from his current £68,000-a-week contract.
However, the winger is believed to have already made up his mind to depart, and will leave no stone unturned in a bid to get his dream move to the Premier League before the start of the new season.
The 28-year-old will also be buoyed by FFP complications, seeing Inter Milan needing to raise €30 million before the end of the month to avoid any sanctions. Coach Luciano Spalletti, however, would prefer to retain his main players and only sell the fringe ones, something the board members are also in full agreement with.
The fact that Perisic also has three years left on his contract strengthens Inter’s hand in any transfer or contract negotiations that may yet take place before the transfer window slams shut.
If Inter Milan do decide to sell, the Croatian’s tally of 11 goals and 8 assists in the league last season would see the club value his fee at a figure much more than the €30 million that United are supposedly ready to splash out on him, leaving the whole saga capable of going all the way to the wire, causing immense frustration to the player and fans alike.
Written by Naren Madan
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