Jose Mourinho willing to pay £51m for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho is willing to pay £51m in order to secure the services of Inter Milan and Croatia’s Ivan Perisic over the summer, according to reports.

It was recently reported that the 54-year-old had travelled to Croatia during the international break to hold talks with Predrag Mijatovic, Perisic’s agent, over a potential deal.

The 28-year-old, who announced himself to the watching world with a series of promising performances at Euro 2016, has made 31 appearances for Inter this season, featuring as a midfielder and winger, scoring nine goals in the process.

And according to Calcio Mercato, Mourinho will shell out £51m in an attempt to lure the Croat to Old Trafford over the summer.

One thing that stands out about Perisic is his sheer versatility: the Inter Milan forward, following stints at Club Brugge, Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund and now Inter, has gained a firm hold on numerous attacking roles throughout his career, seamlessly adapting to the methods of different managers, systems and approaches, enriching his overall awareness of the game as a result.

Underpinning all of that, of course, is an admirable desire to cover as much ground as possible; he is not a one-trick pony, nor is he only useful in very specific contexts. This is a player capable of committing everything to the cause and doing damage in various roles on a regular basis – something Mourinho clearly values.

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