Tottenham is closer than ever to signing Ivan Perisic on a two-year deal. Antonio Conte, head manager at Tottenham Hotspurs has said publicly that he is interested in signing the International Croatian.
Conte was appointed as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur on 2 November 2021 following the sacking of Nuno Espírito Santo the previous day. He signed an 18-month contract with the option of a further year. He is looking to improve his squad following Tottenham’s fourth-place finish in the Premier League and ahead of next year’s Champions League.
Perisic is ready to join The Lilywhites – but he is just waiting on Inter Milan to confirm the transfer details.
Perišić, a product of the Hajduk Split and Sochaux youth academies, Perišić made a name for himself while playing for Club Brugge, where he was the Belgian Pro League top goalscorer and was named Belgian Footballer of the Year for 2011. This earned him a transfer to Borussia Dortmund, with whom he won the 2011–12 Bundesliga, before signing with VfL Wolfsburg for €8 million in January 2013. He remained there for two and a half seasons, winning the 2015 DFB-Pokal Final, before moving to Inter Milan for €16 million. In 2019, he joined Bayern Munich on loan, winning the treble. After returning to Inter Milan, he won the 2020–21 Serie A and the 2021 Supercoppa Italiana.
Perišić made his debut for the Croatia national team in 2011 and represented his nation at Euro 2012, 2016, and 2020, as well as the 2014 and 2018 World Cup, reaching the final of the latter. Instrumental to Croatia’s second “golden generation”, Perišić is the nation’s player with the most goal contributions at the major tournaments (14), and the first Croatian player ever