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Perisic is set to leave Tottenham.

“Enzi Postecoglou has candidly stated that there is a player who will never play for Tottenham again,” Sports Bible reported on May 5 (ET).

Perisic is a winger, but he can also play as a wing-back and is ambidextrous, meaning he can play on either the left or right wing. He can also be used as a second striker, as his goalscoring ability is good for a winger. He’s also very active and fast, which makes him a great option for big clubs.

He moved to Inter Milan in 2015 after playing for Dortmund and Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga, but his first four seasons at the club didn’t fully satisfy the fans, which led to a loan spell at Bayern Munich.

He spent a season on loan at Munich, where he was not a starter but provided plenty of offense, scoring 8 goals and providing 10 assists in 35 games while alternating with Kingsley Coman on the wing. After winning the treble on loan at Munich, he tried to make an outright move, but due to the difference in transfer fees, he returned to Inter Milan.

Upon his return to Inter, he changed his position to wing-back and continued to play there, adapting to the position so well that he became a regular starter. In the 2021/22 season, he played alongside DiMarco on a rotating basis, scoring 10 goals and providing 9 assists in 49 games.

In 2022, he was called up by Conte and moved to Tottenham, where he was a good signing offensively but a bad signing defensively. While his offensive output was good enough to earn him the most assists on the team, his defense was up and down, and he didn’t fit in with Son Heung-min under Conte’s tactics.

He made 50 appearances for Tottenham, providing 14 assists, before suffering a complex anterior ligament injury during non-contact training in September that required surgery. Perisic is determined to play in the Euros for Croatia this summer, but he is unlikely to get enough playing time for Spurs in the coming months.

Perisic has been heavily linked with a move to Hajduk Split in January, as he hopes to prove his fitness ahead of the summer. Postecoglou addressed Perisic directly.

“Again, he is a big loss for us. This year we thought he would make a really important contribution because of his experience, and we saw it in the first few games because of the way he influenced the game, but he will not play for us again.”

Ultimately, if this is how Perisic’s relationship with Spurs ends, it’s hard to see it as a successful signing overall.


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