Inter Milan winger and Chelsea target Ivan Perisic has admitted that playing in the Premier League is his “dream”.
The Croatia international has been linked to a number of English clubs in recent years, most notably us and Manchester United as both Jose Mourinho and Maurizio Sarri look to bolster their squads for totally different reasons
United are in desperate need of adding some top-class talent to the squad as they simply cannot get going with the current squad under Mourinho, and Perisic is seen as a better alternative to Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial.
And despite us having Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro in the squad, there is some speculation both Hazard and Willian could leave for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, while Pedro is now coming towards the back-end of his playing career, meaning Sarri needs to add more quality to the squad.
And we have been given a huge boost as Perisic announced ahead of the Tottenham fixture that he has a dream to play in the Premier League, telling the Sky Sports website: “I have always said that [playing in the Premier League] is my dream.
“In football everything is possible, we will see in the future. Now, I’m focusing on Inter.”
It is believed that Inter do not want to let the winger leave the club in the coming transfer windows, but would be open to doing a deal if we matched the £45 million asking price that they have currently placed on his head.
Would Perisic be needed here at Stamford Bridge?
Perisic is not only a top class winger, but he is able to play at full-back and in the middle so his versatility would be a real asset to the club if we managed to nail down his signature for the right price.
He has proven at the highest level that he has the physical attributes to deal with even the most powerful of defenders, and his quality is world class, he could be a great signing.
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