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Tottenham signing this 31-year-old veteran attacking star would be a smart move by Mourinho

MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 31: Ivan Perisic of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Parma Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 31, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Why Tottenham should return for Ivan Perisic in the future

According to Football.london, Ivan Perisic is among some of the names that Tottenham targeted in the last transfer window but eventually missed out. With quite a few names making the move to Spurs there were always going to be a few names that the club had to give up on.

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The 31-year-old Croatian winger started his youth career at Hajduk Split back in 1995 before moving on to FC Sochaux’s academy in 2006. Even before he could play a game for Sochaux, he was loaned out to KSV Roeselare.

Returning from loan, he was then sold off to Club Brugge in 2009. He had a productive spell at the Belgian club, making 89 appearances, scoring 35 goals and providing 23 assists (Transfermarkt).

Ivan Perisic (L) celebrates after scoring a goal against Barcelona in the Champions League (Getty Images)
Ivan Perisic (L) celebrates after scoring a goal against Barcelona in the Champions League (Getty Images)

He spent the next two years at Borussia Dortmund but didn’t find the same level of success. A four-year stint at Wolfsburg between 2012 and 2016 followed with similar levels of performance.

Inter Milan was his next destination and he seemed to have regained his form there. In 173 appearances, he scored 42 goals and assisted another 37. He spent the last season on loan at Bayern Munich, playing a crucial part in their treble-winning season. Perisic is an experienced campaigner for Croatia as well with 93 caps and 26 goals.

Perisic would add some variety and depth to Spurs’ attack

Perhaps in a long time, Spurs have one of the best squads in the Premier League. Each and every position looks set with starters and backups as Mourinho hopes to guide the club to their first major trophy. They conducted some really good transfer business at the start of the season and results are proof of that as they sit 2nd in the league.

However, there should always be more scope to improve and Ivan Perisic could be an option the club can retry to sign, maybe in January itself. Despite being a left-winger, he has experience of playing on the other flank too. With Heung-Min Son an undisputed starter on the left, Perisic could be deplpyed on the right.

Bayern Munich’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Perisic celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Champions League final football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 23, 2020. (Photo by MIGUEL A. LOPES/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Sure, there is Gareth Bale but if we’re being brutally honest, the Croatian is in much better form. Bale had been a fringe player at Real Madrid for the last two seasons and spending more time on the golf course, while Perisic is fresh off winning a treble with the Bavarians.

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Mourinho has been a fan of Perisic since he was the Manchester United manager and wanted to bring him to the club. He should coax the club to sign Perisic once more as the player fits his style of play.

Written by Sourav Ghosh

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