Manchester United Told They Can Sign Long-Term Target In £72m Deal
Manchester United could finally sign long-term target Ivan Perisic this summer but only if they meet Inter Milan’s hefty £72m asking price
There is plenty of Manchester United-related gossip doing the rounds in the papers with the Red Devils linked with a whole host of star names. Today, United could sign Ivan Perisic for £72m…
Manchester United could finally sign long-term target Ivan Perisic this summer but only if they meet Inter Milan’s hefty £72m asking price, according to reports in Italy via TeamTalk.
Jose Mourinho has added three news faces to his squad so far this summer with goalkeeper Lee Grant, right-back Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred all arriving in recent weeks but United are expected to further strengthen their ranks before the start of the season as they look to catch Manchester City next year.
Another attacker seems to be on the agenda as Anthony Martial is being strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford after falling out-of-favour under Mourinho during the second half of last season and Perisic has emerged as a potential replacement.
Perisic has been on Mourinho’s radar for some time and United have been tipped to make a fresh approach for the attacker following his excellent performances at the World Cup that saw him lead Croatia to their first ever final before last weekend’s 4-2 defeat to France.
The 29-year-old’s displays in Russia led to praise from Mourinho with the United boss highlighting the qualities that sets him apart from other more traditional wingers.
Following Croatia’s semi-final win over England, Mourinho is quoted by TeamTalk as saying:
“Perisic is the kind of winger that is different to the others. Normally you look at wingers and they are just fast and creative. But he is also physical, very physical, fantastic in the air.”
TeamTalk reported last week that United were in advanced negotiations with Inter over a deal to sign Perisic and the outlet is now citing a report from FC Inter News that claims the Italian giants have set their asking price.
According to the Italian publication, Inter have told United they are willing to sell the Croatian winger but only if a whopping £72m [€80m] is put on the table this summer.
It remains to be seen whether United will be prepared to pay that kind of money for a player who’s approaching 30 but it’s clear Mourinho is a huge fan and I think Perisic would be an excellent addition to the squad if the Red Devils could get a deal agreed.
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