According to Italian reports, Inter Milan could offer Ivan Perisic to Spurs to secure Mousa Dembele this summer, and Tottenham fans are loving the idea.
Tottenham seem resigned to losing Mousa Dembele this summer, but reports in Italy suggest they could get Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic as part of the deal.
According to Corriere dello Sport (via Calciomercato), Inter Milan will look to beat AC Milan, Napoli and Juventus in the race for Dembele by offering up Perisic, who was reported as a Tottenham target earlier this summer.
Perisic, who grabbed 11 goals and nine assists for Inter this season, is expected to star at this summer’s World Cup for Croatia.
The powerful winger was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United last year, and would be a massive coup for Spurs, especially considering Dembele could leave for free if they keep him until next summer.
Pochettino is desperate for some more firepower up front, and the Croatian international’s mixture of versatility, pace, creativity and goals could basically give Spurs another Heung-min Son.
Both Perisic and Son can play with two feet, from the wing or through central areas, both are unstoppable at full pelt, and both have far superior end product to the average winger. The Croatian could be even be considered to be an upgraded version of Son, as he has been performing consistently for longer than the extremely popular South Korean.
Tottenham fans don’t want to lose Dembele, but they all agree getting Perisic as part of the deal would soften the blow, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I’d take Perisic if Dembélé is leaving tbh
— WonderfulWinks (@ashleythezulu) May 31, 2018
Deal do it
— Adam Houckham (@adman1981) May 31, 2018
Perisic is a good player.. pacey, 2 footed, creates chances and scores goals.. I’d take him if we do a swap with Mousa.. come on Levy let’s do our business early for a change like everyone else is..
— 1Ahmad (@001AndOnly) May 31, 2018
— LozcastEsque [LMcK | LT Founder] (@PlodoftheUK) June 1, 2018
Be mad not to if true
— phil walton (@phildebeast) May 31, 2018
I would definitely take Perisic if Dembele is leaving https://t.co/3nvmi2puj6
— Mike Pellegrini (@MIKE_CAVS_UK) May 31, 2018
Dembele for Perisic ? go on then
— Mart (@WhiteMartLane) May 31, 2018
That’s a great deal perisic is brilliant and dembele beginning to become unfit more than he’s fit
— Seb Davis (@sebdavis11) May 31, 2018