Arsenal’s last minute search for a winger maybe be getting closer to fruition and I am thinking we are going to be seeing a few players going in and out of the Emirates in the closing days of the transfer window. Christopher Nkunku seems to be on his way, and now Ivan Perisic is trying to force his way out of Inter Milan amid interest from Arsenal.
It was David Ornstein from the BBC that revealed that we were in advanced talks for the Croatian, and there was another BBC report last night in which the Inter President revealed that Perisic had asked for permission to leave. The report said….
Arsenal target Ivan Perisic has handed in a transfer request to Inter Milan, according to the club’s director Giuseppe Marotta.
The winger, 29, was an unused substitute in his side’s 1-0 Serie A defeat at Torino on Sunday.
Before the game, Marotta told Sky Sports Italia: “Perisic has asked to leave but there is no offer for him. We will see in the coming days.”
Premier League side Arsenal want to sign the Croatian on loan.
“Many players ask for a transfer,” added Marotta. “Perisic has expressed this desire, we must try to satisfy him, respecting the asset value that the player has for the club.”
Despite being 30 years old next week, it would appear that Inter are valuing Persic at £35m-£40m, which seems exceedingly high to me. Maybe it is a premium price because we are in January or simply because it is Arsenal that are calling, but personally I would only go for a loan to see if he can even adapt to the Premier League first.
That money would be far better spent on a promising youngster as far as I am concerned….