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Man United identify 31-year-old Serie A veteran star as Sancho alternative



Manchester United looking at Ivan Perisic as Jadon Sancho alternative

According to The Telegraph (h/t Express), Manchester United are considering making a move for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, as an alternative for Jadon Sancho.

The 31-year-old Perisic has been with Inter Milan since 2015, having signed from German outfit VfL Wolfsburg. However, he wasn’t a part of new manager Antonio Conte’s plans and was loaned to German giants Bayern Munich last summer.

Having joined Die Roten, Perisic made a solid impression, playing an important role in their treble triumph. The Croatian international featured 35 times across all competitions, impressing with 8 goals and 10 assists. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Ivan Perisic is on the radars of Manchester United
Ivan Perisic is on the radars of Manchester United

Bayern, though, have turned down the chance to sign him permanently. Now back at Inter, he finds himself as a subject of interest from Manchester United. (h/t Express)

Manchester United are in the market for a new winger to bolster the attack and address the over-reliance on Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho has emerged as the club’s primary target. However, the pursuit of the 20-year-old has hit a roadblock, with the Germans demanding £108m for his transfer. (h/t Express)

With little time left in the transfer window, the club are now seemingly lining up alternatives for Sancho, with Perisic one among them. (h/t Express)

Jadon Sancho is a target for Manchester United
Jadon Sancho is a priority target for Manchester United

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The 31-year-old was a target for Manchester United when Jose Mourinho was in charge at the club. And as far as short-term options go, he wouldn’t be the worst for United.

Someone who has won a number of trophies in his career and has proven his mettle at all levels, Perisic could prove to be a handy short-term signing for United.