Journalist Paul Brown has claimed that Tottenham star Ivan Perisic is not happy at the club.
The versatile Croatian was signed by former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte during last summer transfer window on a free transfer from Inter Milan.
However, since Conte’s departure from the club, Perisic’s future at Tottenham has become uncertain.
Previous reports have linked him with a return to Italy, with a potential move back to Inter Milan.
One of the main concerns surrounding Perisic’s future is his fit in the team under a new manager.
With Tottenham reportedly closing in on the appointment of Ange Postecoglou, the role that Perisic was brought in for – as a wing-back under Conte’s system – may no longer be required.
Brown expressed doubts about Perisic’s long-term prospects at the club, given his age and playing profile. He questioned whether the Croatian international would have the physical capabilities to continue as a wing-back or if he would need to revert to a more traditional winger role.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Brown said:
“It does seem like Perisic is not terribly happy. He came in to work with Conte, Conte is no longer there. I struggle to see, at his age, what kind of role he’d fill really for Spurs in the long term. Is he really going to be a wingback there for much longer? Will he have the legs to do that job? Will he have to go back to playing on the wing?”