Tottenham’s Ivan Perisic is considering quitting the club this summer following the recent sacking of manager Antonio Conte according to Calcio Mercato.
The versatile Croatian was signed by Conte during the summer transfer window on a free transfer from Inter Milan.
Despite having a contract with Tottenham until 2024, the Italian publication has reported that Perisic could leave the club if a tempting offer is presented to him.
Inter Milan are said to be interested in re-signing Perisic, but only on a free transfer. Perisic had a successful spell under Conte during his time at Inter Milan, and one of the main factors that led to him joining Tottenham was to reunite with the Italian manager. However, with Conte no longer at the helm, Perisic is reportedly inclined to return to Italy.
Journalist Marco Barzaghi previously confirmed Perisic’s desire to return to Inter Milan, as reported by Sempre Inter, stating that the player expects Conte to leave Tottenham at the end of the season, and things could get even more difficult for him.
If Perisic does leave Tottenham, the club will be left short in the left full-back position, with young Ryan Sessegnon and another summer signing, Destiny Udogie, as the only other options. The decision on whether to keep Perisic or not will depend on the preferred style of play of the new manager, and his ability to utilise the Croatian’s versatility and experience.
Tottenham will be hoping to convince Perisic to stay at the club, but with interest from his former club and his reported desire to leave, it remains to be seen what the future holds for the 34-year-old.
In his 36 appearances for the club in all competitions this season, he has scored 1 goal and assisted 9 and has put in impressive performances whenever and wherever he was played.