West Ham dodge major transfer bullet in Ivan Perisic

West Ham are unlikely to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan this summer, according to popular Hammers insider ExWHUemployee.

The Hammers had been linked with a move for the World Cup finalist.

What’s the word?

Reports over the past week had claimed that the Irons were ready to enter the race for Perisic.

Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that the Hammers had joined Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in pursuit of the 31-year-old.

However, Ex-West Ham United employee replied to a question from another Irons fan on Tuesday, who said “highly unlikely, I’m sure”, to which the reply came: “Exactly what you said”.

It appears then, that the Irons will not be bringing Perisic to the Premier League.

The winger has enjoyed a productive season this term, scoring seven goals and providing eight assists in 39 appearances in all competitions.

A bullet dodged

Moving for the Croatian smacked of West Ham attempting to bring in another fading star, only reinforcing their image of being a retirement home for pros past their best.

But it looks as though they might have come to their senses.

Perisic is a good player, that’s for sure, but the reported interest from a number of English clubs does not make a lot of sense.

A winger without the pace to explode down the flank and without the final ball to move into a playmaking role, Perisic is just not the player that West Ham need, and at his age he is only going to get worse, not better.

Consider this a bullet dodged, Irons fans.

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