Could genuine high-quality Croatian ace do a job for Arsenal by Martin
It is being claimed today that we are interested in signing Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic, according to Sport Witness, citing Corriere dello Sport.
Apparently, we tried to sign the versatile Croatian last January but could not come to an agreement with his club despite Perisic being keen on the move.
We are not the only club said to be interested, Tottenham are also considered potential suitors for the 30-year-old.
It seems that Inter are now more willing to offload the attacking midfielder/winger in order to raise funds for their own acquisitions, thus the renewed speculation over his future.
So, that is the scene set and the question for me is, can he do a job for us?
I would say yes and here is why.
I take on board that he is 31 next February and will have no sell on value and will no doubt command a high salary but do not be mistaken, he is quality, and in this day and age being over 30 is no longer the handicap it once was. Players are fitter and look after themselves far better than they have ever done and there is no reason why we could not get at least three good years out of him.
We need a genuine high-quality player that can provide the service our forward are screaming out for, he is very versatile, he can play on the wings, behind the forwards, in the centre of the park and if necessary as a second striker.
Perisic is creative, he has vision, he can pick out a player with a pinpoint pass, he is an excellent striker of the ball and can whip in some beautiful crosses.
He also tracks back when required and is far from being a luxury player.
So yes, I would say he is definitely worth signing.
What do you think?