Ivan Perisic will join Tottenham from Inter Milan on a free transfer if his contract expires as he joins former Nerazzurri coach Antonio Conte.
Ivan Perisic raised doubts about his future at Inter after his extra-time brace defended the Coppa Italia in a 4-2 victory over Juventus earlier this month.
The Croatian midfielder has indicated he will step out, suggesting he is unaware of any possible renewal, before adding that “even the key players [the club] are not waiting until the last minute”.
Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi has since expressed his hope that Perisic will choose to stay with the Serie A club, as speculation continues that the 33-year-old will be reunited with former manager Conte at Spurs.
Perisic took to Instagram to confirm his departure on Tuesday, saying he “feels privileged to have this club in my portfolio” before Tottenham announced their first signing of the upcoming season.
The versatile midfielder has agreed a two-year contract with the Premier League which he will join on July 1 at the end of his contract at Inter.
Perisic has extensive experience in European football, winning the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal with Borussia Dortmund in 2012, before moving to Wolfsburg in 2013.
He added a second DFB-Pokal and a DFL-Supercup to his medal cabinet with Wolfsburg before joining Inter two years later.
Perisic, who has played 113 games for Croatia, was then loaned to Bayern Munich for the 2019-20 season, winning the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and the Champions League.
He returned to Conte’s Inter the following season and was used in many positions from wing to forward as the Nerazzurri defended the Scudetto.
Inter have been short of Milan this season in Serie A despite Perisic scoring 10 goals and providing nine assistants in all competitions, and he is now looking to add more Premier League recognition to his trophy.