Fabrizio Romano: Ivan Perisic set to undergo his Tottenham Hotspur medical today
According to the transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Ivan Perisic is set to undergo medical tests later today to finalise a transfer to join Tottenham Hotspur. He is edging closer by the minute to completing his move to reunite with Antonio Conte in North London.
Perisic has agreed to join Tottenham on a free transfer after seeing his current contract with Inter Milan expire this summer. He will travel to London to carry out his medical today, where he will also meet with Conte in the next few hours.
Perisic will also sign his new contract with Spurs following that, having already agreed to terms over a two year deal with them. Romano has given the “Here We Go”, so an official announcement can be expected shortly.
Perfect addition for Conte
It is already well known at this point how the Italian boss wants his team to be supported by experienced players to instil a strong mindset within the squad. Perisic would bring just that, having garnered a wealth of experience at a host of top European clubs.
More importantly, Perisic will not be a liability either despite being 33 years of age, having shown no signs of decline considering how he was a regular for Simone Inzaghi at Inter in the previous campaign. Furthermore, he also enjoyed one of the best seasons in his playing career in 2021/22, which shows how crucial he can be for the North Londoners.
The Croatian international’s wages are not too expensive either, which, coupled with the two-year deal, certainly reduces the risk involved in signing a player being in the twilight of his career. According to Football.London, Perisic earns a salary of around £98,000-a-week, which is quite feasible indeed.
The Nerazzurri ace’s versatility is what makes him a great acquisition, as he can offer multiple solutions to Conte when needed. Perisic is more than capable of playing as a wing-back and a winger on the left-hand side, which certainly suits our needs.
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Sergio Reguilon has not hit the mark we would like him to reach so Perisic can negate that shortcoming in the future. Steven Bergwijn, meanwhile, is strongly linked with an exit from N17 with Ajax and several other clubs interested in his services.
Perisic can prove to be a solid backup option for Son Heung-Min in such a case adding to the list of reasons why his signing is a great piece of business done by Fabio Paratici.