Ivan Perisic is reportedly set to complete a move to Manchester United as the Red Devils have agreed upon a fee of £40 million with Inter Milan.
According to a report by The Sun, Inter Milan have agreed to a £40 million deal with Manchester United for the sale of Ivan Perisic this summer. The Croatian winger is set to become manager Jose Mourinho’s third big signing of the window following deals for Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof.
It was earlier reported that Inter Milan were holding out for £50 million for the former Borussia Dortmund winger, and United also had a bid rejected for the Croatian. That did not deter the Red Devils and now it looks like they were able to work out a deal for the long-time target.
Perisic has had an illustrious career over the past decade and has blossomed into an exciting forward while playing for Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg, and has only improved further after joining Inter Milan two years ago.
Perisic has been one of the key components for Inter Milan. The Italian club might have had to endure a frustrating campaign in the Serie A, but the Croatian winger has been a silver lining, as he recorded 11 goals and ten assists in 42 appearances across all competitions.
That being said, the Croatian may just be a great fit at Old Trafford especially since Zlatan Ibrahimovic will no longer be a part of the club next season.
Having said that, it might seem unusual for United to pursue Perisic when they already has the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard to choose from to occupy positions behind the central striker, but with the departure of Wayne Rooney, United need reinforcements to tackle both the Premier League and Champions League.
Considering the role he will occupy at United and Perisic’s age, the Croatian is likely to be a solid fit especially after enjoying a stunning campaign for Inter Milan last season. He will also be able to play his best years at Manchester United and will also be the perfect option for the club in terms of longevity.