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Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho is chasing Ivan Perisic once again this month, according to reports …
Which is the word?
Mercato foot They say the Spurs manager is considering a loan for the Croatian international before the end of the January transfer window.
“Perisic is the type of winger who is different from the rest. You usually look to extremes and they are quick and creative. But it is also physical, very physical. Fantastic in the air. “
Would Ivan Perisic be a good signing for Spurs?
The Inter Milan striker may be on the wrong side of the 30s, but Mourinho has shown in the past that he is not afraid to ignore players entering the later years of their careers.
None other than Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who had a massive impact for the Red Devils. He too came to England never having played in the Premier League, but he proved instrumental on his way to winning the EFL Cup and Europa League that season.
34 at the time, the Swedish colossus contributed to a whopping 38 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions, by Transfer market. That’s a remarkable impact considering the Doubts throughout his advanced years.
Perisic is in a very similar mold to Ibrahimovic, given Mourinho’s aforementioned comments on his aerial ability.
He has also shown that he can still compete a lot at the elite level, contributing to five goals so far this season, which includes a goal against Real Madrid and an assist against archrival Milan.
During his time on loan to Bayern, his boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was full of praise, stating that Perisic was not “spectacular” but “very reliable”.
The extreme, valued at 20 million euros (18 million pounds sterling) has also been praised for his leadership qualities by former Inter boss Luciano Spalletti, according to Mediaset Premium (via objective), a key attribute that is often talked about Ibrahimovic as well.
Perisic is believed to be present £ 120k per week at San Siro, so it would be a gamble to get him between the Spurs people with higher income, although it is a calculated risk given that initially it will only be a loan instead of a transfer.
With the Spurs in the Carabao Cup final, Mourinho could well repeat another masterstroke with the addition of the 31-year-old this month. It could well provide that Ibra-like edge in his quest for a first trophy since 2008.
And in other news, the Spurs should CASH on Harry Winks after the appearance of the “future captain” …