Manchester United are in talks with Inter Milan over the potential signing of Ivan Perisic, according to reports.
The fee being discussed is in the region of £36m which seems somewhat excessive but we’ve all grown to accept that is the new norm in the modern day football transfer market.
Perisic, 28, is the latest player this week to really be linked with United after James Rodriguez, Radja Nainggolan and Bernardo Silva and when you look at key areas which need strengthening, it’s not hard to see why Mourinho would want Perisic.
This year he scored ten goals and got six assists for Inter Milan which was an excellent return but it’s more to do with how he plays. Perisic is a more natural winger than anything United have currently got in the squad and he’d add some real width and options to Mourinho. Add to the fact he is 28, established and experienced, you start to see the hallmarks of a typical Mourinho signing.
We’ll be speaking to some Inter Milan fans to find out more information on Perisic but if Mourinho wants to sign him then I’ll completely trust his judgement. After all, the four signings he made last year were four of our best performers this season so it’s almost like Mourinho knows what he is doing…