Perisic set to replace Walcott?
Arsenal have been linked with many different players who are currently with their national sides at the European Championships. One of these players is Croatia’s Ivan Perisic, who according to today’s media reports, could be set to replace Theo Walcott at Arsenal.
Croatia crashed out of the Euro’s last night in unlucky fashion, losing one-nil to Portugal in the very last minutes of the game. Transfer target Perisic has been a star at the Euro’s in France so far this summer and was one of Croatia’s brightest players as they reached the round of 16.
The Inter Milan winger however could be ready to leave Seria A for pastures new, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund all reportedly interested in his signature. Predominately a winger, Perisic has had the odd appearance elsewhere across the midfield, showing his versatility.
His price before the Euro’s was likely to have been around the £15 million mark, however after such an impressive competition for the 27 year old, it is sure to have risen a fair few million more.
Now the last thing Arsenal need is another midfielder and so Perisic won’t be the player that fans are most excited about. However if Walcott is set to leave Arsenal this summer, with both Liverpool and West Ham interested, could Perisic be his replacement?