Tottenham at head of Perisic queue

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan according to Italian media outlet Tuttosport, via Sport Witness.

The winger was linked with Arsenal throughout the January transfer window but the aforementioned report claims that Perisic instead wanted to move to Spurs.

What’s the word?

BBC Sport claimed in January that Arsenal had targeted a loan move for Perisic, though they ended up only signing Denis Suarez from Barcelona at the turn of the year.

However, the report Tuttosport article, via Sport Witness, claims that he was instead holding out for a move to Spurs.

Perisic is said to have a desire to play in England and a move to the north London outfit is in the pipeline.

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And Tuttosport, via Sport Witness, also claim that either Moussa Sissoko or Serge Aurier could move the other way to lower the price of a transfer in the summer.

Perisic has struggled for form in Serie A this season, scoring three goals in 20 Serie A appearances, while providing two assists.

Steer well clear

This is not what Spurs need.

They have Son Heung-Min on the left flank, while Christian Eriksen can also play there, and a deal for Perisic just doesn’t make sense.

He is 30, isn’t in the best form, and including Sissoko in a deal would do more harm than good to the Spurs squad.

The France international has been in superb form for Tottenham this season and is one of the first names on the club’s team-sheet right now.

Allowing him to head to Italy in return for an ageing winger makes no sense whatsoever.

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