Supporters delighted with Ivan Perisic’s potential move to Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United fans have expressed their enthusiasm in light of reports pointing towards a move to Old Trafford for Inter Milan and Croatia winger Ivan Perisic.

Jose Mourinho made a trip to Croatia back in March during the international break to hold talks over a potential bid for Perisic, who has made 40 appearances for Inter this season.

Gianluca Di Marzio recently reported that Mourinho had offered €35m for the 28-year-old, only for Inter to respond by demanding €55m.

Talks will continue in due course, but supporters were quick to register their early support for the bid.

The fact that Mourinho has placed emphasis on moving for Perisic – as opposed to Bernardo Silva, who joined Manchester City earlier this week – tells you plenty about the squad he wants to build for next season.

Silva is something of a mesmerising genius and will, you feel, supplement the Pep Guardiola mould; Mourinho, on the other hand, is after something more industrious – a player capable of not just producing smart moments on the ball but also apt when it comes to executing the ugly duties often ignored by a winger.

And anybody who has watched Perisic over the last year – especially at Euro 2016 – will tell you that he fits such criteria to an almost perfect degree.

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