Report: Tottenham ‘made contact’ with 33 y/o, Levy ‘offered’ contract worth £88k-per-week

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Tottenham Hotspur aren’t short of wide-men with Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura and Dejan Kulusevski at their disposal, but Bergwijn has been short of playing time this season while Kulusevski is only on loan, so Spurs may need another attacker when the summer transfer window opens.

Caught Offside say Tottenham have ‘made contact’ with Ivan Perisic and Daniel Levy is believed to have ‘offered’ the 33-year-old a contract worth £88k-per-week/£4.6m-a-year. Perisic’s deal at Inter Milan is up in the summer, so he could be available on a free transfer.

The Croatian international wants to sign a contract at the San Siro beyond 2022, but he’s requesting a three-year deal. Inter are only willing to hand him a two-year deal with €2m-a-year (£1.7m-a-year) less than he’s asked for. As a result, there’s a feeling Perisic will be on the move this summer and Tottenham want to capitalise.

Spurs have been linked with the 33-year-old since 2019 without managing to lure him to North London, so it remains to be seen if their latest pursuit is successful. Perisic joined Inter from Vfl Wolfsburg in 2015 and has gone on to make 237 appearances in all competitions, scoring 50 goals with 43 assists.

He’s not been at his best this season, scoring five goals with three assists from 32 games, so have Tottenham missed the boat with this signing? Perisic scored five goals with five assists in 42 games across the board last season too, so there may be better options out there.

Spurs are 10th in the Premier League for goals (31) and have scored one or less goals in 13 of their 23 games, so they likely need someone more prolific than the Croatian.

Summary

Signing Perisic on a free transfer wouldn’t be terrible given his European pedigree and ability to contribute a goal every four games on average this season, but Tottenham can do a lot better.