Icardi leaving and Rakitic coming: will Perisic change his mind and stay at Inter?
What if Ivan Perisic decides that he wants to stay at Inter? This is a scenario brought up in today’s edition of Tuttosport. Icardi and Perisic are not friends, never were. There are walls between them and the fact is that the Argentinian is physically and mentally not with the team. Twenty days ago, Ivan Perisic ended up staying at Inter, perhaps unwillingly but he is now in a position to evaluate a different future for his career.
Inter was willing to let him go but requested €40M for an outright deal or at least obligation to buy. Arsenal only offered loan with option and even Tottenham, another club interested in the Croatian, did not put forward concrete offer(s). Perisic then gave Spurs his word for this upcoming summer transfer window but the balances within the Inter dressing room have changed, with Icardi destined to leave if things do not change for the better soon. Furthermore, after the unsuccessful luring of Luka Modric, Inter are trying again for another Croatian in Ivan Rakitic. Another factor that could push Perisic towards staying this summer.