Looks like Inter Milan are not taking Manchester United’s pursuit of Ivan Perisic lightly. After snubbing the Red Devils throughout the summer and resisting all offers for the Croatian winger, the San Siro club is now all set to include a release clause in the player’s new contract to stop United from signing Perisic next summer, according to the Daily Star.
Jose Mourinho was desperate to land Perisic and went behind the player vigorously all through the summer. Despite the player too fancying a switch, United were not able to land him. Inter refused to budge on their valuation – £48million – of the player, which was one of the reasons why the transfer did not happen. Now that the transfer window is over, the Italian side is ready to offer fresh terms for the player.
As per reports, the San Siro chiefs are looking at inserting a £64million release clause in his contract to stop the Red Devils landing the winger next season. It is now being called the ‘anti-United’ clause as Inter Milan believe that United will be back for Perisic once again. They want to scare off the Red Devils in the winter transfer window and next summer as well.
As for Mourinho, he was happy to have landed three of his four primary targets in Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku, and Nemanja Matic. He would have been really happy to have landed Perisic but Mourinho seems happy with his transfer dealings.
Will United Go Back For Perisic?
It is well known that United are not shy of spending money on their top targets and the purchases of Paul Pogba and Lukaku are an indication of the same.
Provided the club sees a value in landing the target, Perisic’s release clause will not be a problem for United. The only question is if £64million a fair price for a player turning 29 in February.
Personally, I wouldn’t want to spend that much on a player who is not an upgrade on what we already have at the club. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial provide similar qualities and they are probably better.
What’s your opinion?