Manchester United have been linked with Croatian international Ivan Perisic for a long time and once again his name is in the focus.
Back in 2017, Mourinho wanted the playmaker but he agreed a new deal with Inter Milan (The Mail). Last year, in the summer, the former Dortmund man was linked with the Red Devils again (La Gazzetta Dello Sport) but he eventually stayed at the San Siro.
Now, multiple reports in Italy have suggested that the Old Trafford club are interested in finally luring him this month.
According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, the likes of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid are increasing ‘pressure’ on the Nerazzurri with their interest to sign Perisic. The Serie A giants have targeted the likes of Anthony Martial and Steven Bergwijn in case the Croatian star leaves the club.
Corriere Della Sera have also claimed that the Red Devils and the Rojiblancos want to sign him and Inter are asking for a fee of €40million (£35million) for their prized asset. They have also mentioned the name of Martial as the potential replacement.
TMW state that United, Bayern and Atletico are following Perisic with great attention but Inter would not want to lose him this month because there is not much time left in the winter transfer window and signing his replacement would be difficult. Moreover, TMW claim that €40million would not be enough to let him leave.
In my view, United really do not need Perisic, who is currently out of form.
He was fantastic for Inter in the last campaign and was one of the stars at the World Cup as he helped Croatia reach the final of the competition. However, this season, so far, he has only scored 3 goals in 25 appearances for the Italian club.
Furthermore, Perisic will turn 30 next month and I think that he is past his best now. He is a left winger and United have got enough quality in the position with stars like Martial and Alexis Sanchez around.
Also, Inter can forget about signing Martial, who has been in top form for us this season. The French attacker is just 23 and United should get the best out of him in his peak years.