Tottenham Hotspur player Ivan Perisic has been linked with a move away from the club in recent months.
The 34-year-old utility man is currently sidelined with a serious injury and he is unlikely to play this season.
Hajduk Split are keen on signing the Tottenham player and the club’s sporting director Mindaugas Nikoličius has confirmed that they have had a dialogue with Tottenham and it remains to be seen whether a deal can be done this month.
The transfer window in Croatia lasts until the middle of February and it will be interesting to see if the two parties can sort out an agreement.
“Ivan is hurt, it’s too early. We have to see when he will recover, when he will be able to run and play,” he said (h/t SportSport).
“The transfer window here lasts until the middle of February and that is an advantage for us. There is a dialogue with Tottenham and we will make the best decision for everyone.”
Perisic has a contract with Tottenham until the summer of 2024 and it makes sense for the North London club to let him leave for a nominal price instead of losing him for free in the summer.
The 34-year-old was a key player for Tottenham under Antonio Conte last season and he picked up 12 assist across all competitions. He is capable of playing as a winger as well as a wing back. His versatility will be an added bonus for Hajduk Split if they manage to secure his signature.
The opportunity to return to his boyhood club will be an attractive proposition for the player as well. However, it is fair to assume that he needs to take a major pay-cut in order to join his former club.
Currently, the player earns £180,000-a-week at Tottenham and Hajduk Split might not be able to afford that.