Does media love Ivan Perisic so much? Or do they love following Manchester United in the transfer window? Or do they enjoy linking us with players every possible day; or a combination of all?
The Croatian winger is once again in the news as The Mirror reports that the club still hopes to finalise the signing. As per latest news, the Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has met Perisic’s agent Fali Ramadani to chart out a deal.
Perisic is one player Jose Mourinho wanted to add to his squad all through the summer. Looking at the way he was pursued, I thought Perisic would be the first signing for the Red Devils. That wasn’t to be, and after three arrivals at the club – Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic, and Romelu Lukaku, we are still waiting to see if Perisic joins the club.
Inter, on their part, refused to sell their star player who was their best performer last season in the midst of all the gloom at San Siro. They value the player at £48million and see him as a vital part of their future.
The Mirror reports that a £39million offer from the Red Devils is still on the table, although it is lesser than Inter’s valuation. Woodward wanted to hasten the proceedings and has reportedly met Ramadani and has tried to push a deal through.
It is believed that Ramadani has also held talks with Inter’s officials in Milan, although it is not entirely clear if those discussions were about a transfer to United or the new contract extension being offered by Inter.
United chiefs still believe that a deal for the 28-year-old could be agreed upon before the transfer window shuts in a fortnight.
Mourinho’s new-look side got off to a winning start in the Premier League with a 4-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford last weekend. However, the Portuguese tactician still sees a window of improvement in his side and wants Perisic to join his revolution.
I just hope that the issue gets settled one way or the other. It doesn’t help anyone if the saga continues to drag on. Moreover, depending on Perisic’s situation, Mourinho could be tempted to check the availability of Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale or Monaco’s Thomas Lemar; although those deals are equally less-likely.
What do you think?