The Verdict: Would Ivan Perisic be a good signing for Leicester?

According to Italian publication Tutto Mercato Web, Leicester are interested in Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic.

The report claims that his stay with the club is unlikely to continue and therefore he could be on the move.

Last week Manchester United were touted as a possible destination in a swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku but that offer was rejected, per Gazzetta dello Sport.

However, it now looks as though another English club in Leicester could be where he’s playing his football next term.

Perisic is a hugely experienced professional, earning 82 caps for Croatia as he helped take them to the World Cup final in Russia last year. He was among the goals during that tournament as he bagged three.

The 30-year-old is a hugely reliable figure and found the back of the net on eight occasions in Serie A last term.

He isn’t the first wide player to have been linked with a move to the King Power this summer though after reports emerged regarding Andros Townsend and Bertrand Traore.

A move for Perisic would surely eclipse those signings but what do those at Football FanCast towers make of a potential transfer to Leicester?

Ben Goodwin:

“Perisic would be an unbelievable coup for the Foxes. He has performed in Serie A, the Champions League and at international level, scoring goals already this summer when he bagged one and set one up against Wales last weekend. The 30 year-old is supremely athletic, never stops running and would become an instant fan favourite at the King Power Stadium.”

Charles Jones:

“Leicester’s recent policy of signing talented youngsters has been working a treat at the King Power Stadium, but they should make an exception for Perisic. The 30-year-old has proven himself to be one of the most talented players in Europe, and he would instantly improve any Premier League team.”

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Harry Sherlock:

“Perisic is ageing and he’s not exactly the talent he once was. Leicester have an exceptional core of young players and bringing in the Croatian is only likely to stunt the development of Harvey Barnes, perhaps their most promising talent. It’s a no from me.”

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