By Dave Marshall
The Ivan Perisic rumours to Manchester United won’t go away as his agent, Fali Ramadani was spotted in Manchester on Thursday as speculations continue to intensify about the future of the 28-year-old wideman. Manchester United have been linked to his signature all summer but Inter Milan have proved firm in their asking price for the player.
Inter have demanded around £48m while United are not willing to go past the £40m mark. Inter Milan manager, Luciano Spaletti has stated that the former Wolfsburg man is not for sale, and is a key member of the team going into next season.
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho praised Inter Milan recently, eulogising their desire to keep Perisic, which signalled perhaps the end of the chase. However, the chase might be reignited as Ramadani was spotted in Manchester perhaps to find out United’s interest in his client, as rumours continue that he could sign a new contract.
Here’s what the Man United fans have been saying on social media platform, twitter.
Here's my prediction: if we sign Perisic we will win the league. If we don't we'll finish second or third. #MUFC
— Rather Be Golfing (@IShoutFore) August 11, 2017
Hope United sign Perisic soon. #MUFC
— Ryan (@ManUnited0901) August 11, 2017
Perisic still a target but it seems that Mourinho & Woodward have their eye on somebody else. Unsure who though. #mufc
— All Stuff #mufc (@AllStuffmufc) August 11, 2017
Is hoping Perisic signs soon , another fullback would be ideal #mufc
— Chris Siale (@tongacharlie) August 11, 2017
Perisic wont be signing a new deal he will be coming to UTD #mufc
— OneUnited® (@jayutd19) August 11, 2017
— The One (@YounWhisper) August 11, 2017
Instead of giving Zlaten a £400k a week contract put the money towards Perisic if #mufc are only a few million away from what they want.
— James (@jfield03) August 11, 2017
#MUFC just need to bid £50m for Perisic. I'd rather overpay for a quality LW than stick with Rashford for a season…
— Jaydn (@JaydnMUFC) August 11, 2017
I hope the news about Perisic's agent in Manchester is true
— Aamod Oak (@aamodMUFC) August 11, 2017
Perisic is also keen on a move to Old Trafford but it remains to be seen whether a deal could materialise before the end of the transfer window. He was magnificent for the Nerazurri last term, performing consistently in what was a disastrous season for the club, who finished seventh and suffered three managerial casualties.
Perisic is a left footed attacking player adept at playing anywhere across the front three. He is known for his dribbling, attacking, creativity and finishing. He registered 12 goals and created 14 more, in 42 matches, and had 198 shots in Serie A last term, more than any other player who scored 10+ goals.
Should Man United past the £40m mark for Perisic?