The transfer period is now upon us. Jose Mourinho is now off on his summer break away from football and he has left Edward Woodward in charge of our transfer situation. No doubt that the Manchester United Vice-Chairman has a huge job on his hands, but I trust he will get it right.
A rumour that has come out of nowhere is a proposed move for Ivan Perisic of Inter Milan. Now the usually reliable Gianluca Di Marzio from Italy has had his say on the situation.
He has confirmed that Manchester United have offered €35million (£30million) to sign the 28-year-old, but the Serie A club are holding out for somewhere closer to €55-60million (£48-52million) which is obviously a huge amount of money.
It would be classic Mourinho for him to completely deceive the press and sign a player that we’ve barely been linked to. In my eyes, Perisic is the typical player that our coach tends to go for; versatile, hardworking, dedicated, passionate and quick. I’ve no doubts that this is a guy who’d buy into the manager’s tactics and ideas from day one, hence why I believe it’d be an astute bit of business.
With the transfer fees being as they are in the modern game, it doesn’t seem all that expensive for a player who has proven himself to be a great footballer time and time again, both domestically and for his native Croatia. It goes without saying that United will start the bidding low and slowly work that figure up, that’s just the nature of trying to get a good of a deal as possible.