Ivan Perisic has asked to leave: contact with Atletico Madrid but no official offer. Bench against Torino?
Inter know Ivan Perisic and his unhidden intention very well. Unhidden here because he publicly said it prior to the Tottenham game in the Champions League that he was fascinated by the idea of playing in the Premier League. He has not changed his mind. And in cases like this, the club’s position is very clear: they are not against his wishes, but the conditions must meet the interest of the club
Meaning: if Perisic is able to bring in money, about €35M-€40M, Inter will start to have a conversation with the interested party. Unfortunately for him and Inter, this kind of offer, at the moment, does not exist: only inquiries, nothing more, and it came from Atletico Madrid not the Premier League. This is the current situation and timing wise, it is not in anyone’s favor because there are only five more days left until the closing of January transfer window.
Inter are currently in a stand-by situation. And in this stalemate, it is curious to understand how Luciano Spalletti will act tomorrow and Saturday, through his call-up list and the choices of lineup. The Inter coach has not received any indication from his directors. To be clear: this situation isn’t similar to Allan, the Napoli midfielder is out of the game against Milan because of the PSG attempt. The decision, in one way or another, will be that of Spalletti who - in the absence of Keita - is considering the possibility of starting Candreva who is also smelling a departure.
Not only that, Ivan Perisic has a certain degree of nervousness. This will not be an easy situation for Spalletti to manage, one of the many coaches that has to deal with the transfer market right in the middle of delicate matches such as Torino away and Lazio in Coppa Italia.