The possibility of Ivan Perisic leaving Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window has increased.
He is a veteran player from Croatia. He is a fullback with a strong offensive tendency, and is most prominent as a left wingback in the back three. He boasted good chemistry with coach Antonio Conte at Inter Milan, and was called by coach Conte ahead of last season to join Tottenham.
He received the favor of his ‘teacher’ coach Conte and played consistently. He appeared in 44 matches, including cup competitions, scoring 1 goal and 12 assists. Although he did not have the same impact as in Italy, he boasted a solid position with his decent performance.
But it didn’t satisfy everyone. Although his superficial record was decent, most fans and officials felt Perisic was lacking something. In particular, domestic fans viewed Perisic more negatively due to problems with his chemistry with Son Heung-min.
There was even transfer speculation this summer. Since his ‘teacher’ Conte left the team, he decided there was no reason to remain at Tottenham any longer. Accordingly, Hajduk Split of Croatia, the ‘home country’, pursued the recruitment of Perisic. Di Marzio, a leading Italian media outlet, said, “Perisic is considering terminating his contract with Tottenham and is about to move to Croatian team Hajduk Split.”
The transfer did not take place. Perisic remained with the team and entered competition. However, Destiny Udogi, who stood out in Italy’s Serie A last season, became coach Enze Postecoglou’s first pick, and Perisic was pushed to the bench. To date, he has appeared in five league games, but they were all substitute appearances and he played less than 100 minutes.스포츠토토
In this situation, bad news struck. Long-term injury. Tottenham officially announced on the official website on the 20th (Korean time), “Perisic suffered a right anterior cruciate ligament injury. It occurred during training and is scheduled to undergo surgery.”
At least 5-6 months. The biggest season out was expected. European soccer transfer market expert Fabricio Romano also said on the 20th, “Perisic will not be able to play for 5-6 months. His return date is expected to be March-April. He is expected to be able to participate in Euro 2024.”
The remaining contract period is one year. In fact, he can no longer be seen playing for Tottenham. Accordingly, Tottenham allowed him to leave the team ‘for free’ during the January transfer market. British media ‘Team Talk’ quoted Croatian media ‘Sportske Novosti’ saying, “It has become easier for Hajduk to recruit Perisic in January. Tottenham classified Perisic as a ‘non-power player’ and chairman Daniel Levy said he “I gave permission to leave the team for free,” he said.