Arsenal are keeping a watchful eye on Ivan Perisic currently, who has been highly impressive for Croatia this summer.
The winger scored the winner in the last group game with Spain, helping his side to leap-frog their opponents into top place in the group, therefore giving themselves an easier looking draw to contend with.
The Croatians will now face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, who have been lacklustre thus far, and only scraped through on goal difference, having failed to win (or lose) a single match.
Perisic’s performances have not only helped his side gain an advantage in the draw, but has also opened the eyes of Arsenal, who are now eyeing his potential signature.
The winger is not an unknown player however, having attracted interest from Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund previously, but could now find himself attracting bids from some other top sides also.
Perisic currently plies his trade with Inter Milan in Italy, having made the switch to Serie A 12 months ago from Wolfsburg. His transfer is believed to have been in the region of €16 Million, and would likely be sold for no less than €25 Million when you consider he is under contract until 2020.
Inter are linked with a number of signings this summer also, and could be willing to sell in order to strengthen, but I don’t think they will be letting anyone go too cheaply.
Arsenal had been linked with moves to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Riyad Mahrez in the coming window, but such reports have been calming of late, and Perisic could be set to arrive instead.
Does Perisic look a good fit for our team? Will competition for his signature be too much after his appearances this summer?