Tottenham Hotspur could give Ivan Perisic another year at the club despite speculation over his N17 future, according to journalist Dean Jones.
What is the latest news regarding Ivan Perisic?
According to Calciomercato, Perisic would like to return to his former club Inter Milan this summer after a disappointing campaign for everyone involved at Tottenham.
The report says the Croatia international wants to leave Spurs with one year left on his £180,000-a-week contract with his current employers; however, Inter Milan may struggle to pay his big salary.
According to The Evening Standard, it is claimed that Perisic could leave Tottenham in the off-season alongside team-mate Ryan Sessegnon.
The future of defensive trio Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga and Davinson Sanchez is also uncertain, who could also benefit from a new challenge elsewhere.
In 2022/23, Perisic has made 44 appearances in all competitions for Spurs, registering one goal and 12 assists in total, according to Transfermarkt.
Speaking to Football FanCast, journalist Jones believes Perisic could be kept for another year at Tottenham despite apparently being open to an exit.
Jones told FFC: “I’m not sure about Perisic, to be honest. I can see him hanging around. I think signing a two-year contract, the first year certainly didn’t go to plan, but that’s because we were expects Conte to be there all season and things will probably be better than they did under him, but I think there’s a possibility that he’s hanging around.
Should Tottenham Hotspur keep Ivan Perisic?
Realistically, much will depend on who Tottenham turn to as their next manager and whether they see Perisic’s experience as a valuable asset to keep in north London.
At present, Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou is the leading candidate for the role and has been booked for further talks with the club next week. nevertheless, former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has also been the subject of internal discussions, according to fabrice romano.
WhoScored note that Perisic, 34, has managed to average 1.4 key assists per game in the Premier League in 2022/23, demonstrating his ability to play a significant role in creating chance for the Lilywhites.
FBRef also takes into account that the former Inter Milan star made 87 progressive runs during the campaign, illustrating his ability to be an attacking threat from the right or left flank.
His versatility is also an asset in determining whether Spurs will keep Perisic for next season; Nonetheless, we’ll know more in the coming months once the club announce who their permanent successor to Antonio Conte will be.