Manchester United and Inter Milan have seemingly been locked in negotiations regarding Ivan Perisic for quite some time now. The 28-year-old Croatian has plied his trade in the Serie A for the last few years, and in my opinion, he’s gone under the radar – but that doesn’t take away from his footballing ability.
Now, Italian journalist Matteo Bonetti has given us another key update in the saga. He is claiming that Milan aren’t willing to negotiate their asking price down from €50m (£44m). On top of that, any deal must be completed before June 30th – which is this coming Saturday.
Inter not giving Manchester United any discounts on Ivan Perisic – staying firm at €50m. If he is sold, it must be before June 30th.
— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) June 26, 2017
Presumably, that’s because the Serie A side are cash-strapped as they look to come up with funds to meet Financial Fair Play regulations – and Manchester United will know that, hence why Edward Woodward probably hasn’t upped the offer.
There is absolutely no rush for United here, and they will run it right down to the wire because they know all the negotiating power is in their hands.
As for Perisic, he’s a fantastic footballer and there is no getting away from that. At 28, he’d bring some maturity to the table which is something that we’ve lacked in recently, and he’d definitely improve our starting line-up.
He’s an excellent crosser of the ball, can play off either foot and he has plenty of speed. The Red Devils didn’t really have anyone who locked down that left-wing spot last season, with the likes of Anthony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford all trying. Perisic could come in and make that role his own.