FIFA Financial Fair Play rules might force Serie A’s Inter to part ways with one of their star players, Ivan Perisic.
Inter are planning to spend over £130 million on new signings this summer, in an attempt to boost their chances for the title. With such a huge amount to be invested, FIFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) would reason a major player leaving their club.
The midfielder joined Inter in 2015, and has made significant contributions to the club despite the short tenure. His performances have indicated an asking value upwards of £51 million.
To oblige with the strict rules of Financial Fair Play, the 28-year-old will have to raise at least £30 million. FIFA’s FFP goes to ensure an even playing field for most clubs in the footballing world – Inter will have to restrict their basket in the transfer market despite no lack of funds from Suning, their Chinese billionaire owners.
This season alone, the Croatian has scored 10 goals for the club in all competitions, and played a part in assisting 10 more goals. He is also a major player for the Croatian National team, having scored 2 goals in 4 games in the European Championship and international friendlies each.
Premier League clubs are not the only ones to target Ivan Perisic, though. French giants Paris Saint-Germain are also looking to bring in some quality players, after Monaco snatched away the Ligue 1 trophy from them this season. It also comes as no surprise, considering a possible return for Angel Di Maria to Real Madrid might open up a first team spot for the Croatian to slide in.
But with the player’s inclination edging towards English football, Chelsea seem to be a more probable choice. But it’s also understood that Jose Mourinho was a fan of the wide man even before he took charge at Man United, and has already sent representatives to strike a deal.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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