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Tottenham Hotspur veteran attracting interest from several middle east clubs

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Saudi Arabian clubs have approached Tottenham Hotspur for Ivan Perisic.

Saudi Arabian clubs have approached Tottenham Hotspur for Ivan Perisic

As has been expected for quite some time now, it appears that Ivan Perisic’s stint with Tottenham Hotspur might be shorter than expected, as Saudi Arabian clubs have emerged as potential suitors for the Croatian winger.

CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs recently revealed this intriguing development, shedding light on the interest shown by Saudi clubs in acquiring Perisic’s services. Fenerbahce had identified the 33-year-old as a key target and had already initiated negotiations to secure his signature.

Fenerbahce wasted no time in contacting Perisic’s agent to explore the possibility of a transfer. Their proactive approach demonstrated their eagerness to acquire the seasoned wing-back but a move did not materialise.

Interestingly, Fenerbahce are not the only club displaying an interest in the former Inter Milan star. Multiple Saudi Arabian clubs have reportedly contacted Tottenham, expressing their desire to bring Ivan Perisic to the Gulf region.

This sudden influx of attention from Saudi Arabia highlights the growing allure of the country’s footballing landscape, as it seeks to attract top talents from around the world. All this started with the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo.

For Perisic, a move to Saudi Arabia would present an intriguing proposition. The winger has enjoyed a distinguished career, representing top clubs in Europe, including Inter Milan and Bayern Munich, and clinching numerous titles along the way.

Saudi Arabia clubs have approached Tottenham Hotspur for Ivan Perisic.
Fenerbahce are interested in Tottenham Hotspur winger Ivan Perisic. (Photo by JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images)

A switch to Saudi Arabia would provide an opportunity for Perisic to experience a new footballing culture while potentially leaving a lasting impact on the burgeoning Saudi Arabian league.

From Tottenham’s perspective, the interest shown in Perisic by Saudi Arabian clubs presents an interesting conundrum. While his experience and versatility have been valuable assets for the team, the club’s new manager, Postecoglou, appears intent on shaking up the squad and instilling his own vision for success.

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If Perisic stays so be it but even if he leaves, it will not affect us much. Let’s see how it goes.

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