Per a report from Tutto Mercato Web, Leicester are interested in pursuing World Cup finalist Ivan Perisic this summer.
As the Foxes gear up for an assault on Wolves and seventh place next season, signing wingers looks to be a key priority.
The latest name to attract their attention is the vastly experienced Perisic, who is currently playing for Inter Milan in Serie A.
Tutto Mercato Web claim that the Croatian’s time with the Nerazzurri is unlikely to continue and as a result, Leicester could be his next destination.
No fee is mentioned but Transfermarkt rate the player at a considerable £27m.
There is no doubting Perisic’s quality. After all, the winger has been one of the most consistent players in that area of the pitch in Europe for a while now.
He was a star for Croatia as they reached the World Cup final last year but his potential signing would go against everything Leicester are building towards.
At 30 years of age, he doesn’t fit the type of profile that the Foxes have been moulding their squad around.
Although experience could be crucial, it would go against one of their major philosophies; developing youth.
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The club have a number of young stars coming through at the moment and if Perisic does arrive it would put one of them in considerable danger.
Harvey Barnes featured regularly on the left-hand side once he returned from a loan spell with West Brom but despite not finding his best form, he’s a player that simply has to play next season.
Attaining regular minutes wouldn’t be possible though if the club brought the Inter man to the King Power.
Given the fact it appears as though Leicester are planning for the future, signing Perisic should be forgotten about.