Ivan Perisic: Anything can happen in football

Ivan Perisic: Anything can happen in football

Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic has revealed why a move to Manchester United can still develop after claiming anything can happen in football.

The Croat has been a long time target for Jose Mourinho who publicly admitted his admiration and desire to sign the player.

Interest in Perisic is thought to have cooled with just a week left to the summer transfer window and United focussing on bringing in a centre-back.

However, after the winger’s comments, Mourinho may be tempted to turn his attention back towards the footballer to finally get his man.

The Inter man had appeared close to a move to Old Trafford last summer but ended up renewing his contract which could complicate any negotiations.

According to Manchester Evening News, Ivan said: “Last year I signed new five-year deal with Inter, I enjoy great status at the club.

“It is true Inter has not had the results it should have since 2010, there were some problems, bad decisions, but somehow I feel we are on the right way to return to old glory.

“I heard some clubs want me but they have to talk to my club and only after that could I join the negotiations and decide. If I was to change club, it could only be to a top league and top club.

“Only God knows what will happen in future, I am happy at Inter but we all know anything is possible in football.”

The need for a winger isn’t something that should be a priority for Manchester United as they’re fairly well stocked in that department.

Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata make up the current crop of attackers.

The aforementioned names have plenty of versatility and can fill in for one another if necessary which is certainly a boost for Jose.

A top tier centre-back seems to be a bigger priority as United’s defence have struggled in recent seasons, particularly with injuries.

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