Manchester United Football Club have a well-documented interest in Ivan Perisic of Inter Milan. The 28-year-old winger has been plying his trade in the Serie A for a few years now, but it seems as though Jose Mourinho is keen on signing the man from Croatia.
Yesterday evening, Sky Sports News (quoted by The Express) apparently offered us a positive update in our pursuit of the left-winger. It came from one of their chief reporters, Kaveh Solhekol.
Solhekol claimed that their understanding is that a deal between United and Inter is edging closer, with talks between the two sides set to continue. Milan’s stance remains firm, and they are hoping for somewhere in the region of £48million to let him go.
“We said that Inter wanted Matic and they are trying very, very hard to keep hold of Ivan Perisic,” Solhekol said on Sky Sports News TV, quoted by the Daily Express.
“Keeping him seems to be a priority for the Italian club at the moment, although talks with Manchester United continue.
“Our understanding is a deal is getting closer.”
“Inter are holding out for £48million and it’s hoped a deal can be structured so they can get close to that figure.
“Perisic is having talks with Inter after returning to Italy from holiday.”
It’s great to read that things are certainly progressing in the right direction. Now that the player is back from his holidays, he can have an influence on proceedings and no doubt he has probably expressed his desire to leave if the right offer comes in.
At first, I was sceptical about a move for Perisic, but the more you think about it, Mourinho moving in for him makes perfect sense. We have absolutely no out-and-out wingers within the current squad, and the former Wolfsburg player loves to hug the touchline and whip crosses into the box.
He’s a player that fits our style and mantra down to a tee, and the winger is someone that will excite our fans and get bums on seats. Let’s face it, nobody nailed down that left-wing spot in the team last season, so it makes sense to bring him in as he adds another dimension to our attack.