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Tottenham confirm Ivan Perisic signing on two-year deal

Tottenham confirm Ivan Perisic signing on two-year deal

Premier League side, Tottenham have completed the signing of Ivan Perisic on a free transfer.

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The 33-year-old Croatian international who can play as a winger, attacking midfielder, second striker, or wing-back, signed a two-year contract on Tuesday, May 31, to become one of Antonio Conte’s first signings of the summer window.

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After signing for the club,  Perisic told Spurs’ official website; “When I got in contact with the coach and the sporting director, I told them I had really wanted to come to the Premier League since 2009 when I started playing professional football in Belgium.”

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Tottenham confirm Ivan Perisic signing on two-year deal

 

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“It’s a privilege to work with a coach like Antonio. It was a perfect year at Inter, I am very pleased to see him again. He lives football every minute, every hour and every day, even when he’s sleeping he’s thinking about it.

 

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“I was watching the last two or three games and, after the win against Arsenal, it was obvious Tottenham would reach the Champions League, and it was good for me because I want to play in the biggest games.”

 

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Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta admits he was keen to keep Perisic this summer, but was unable to convince him to extend his stay in Milan.

 

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“There is regret,” Marotta said on Monday. “But he wanted to try a new experience in the Premier League.

 

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“We were not in a position to make better offers, simply his choice was based on a different future than the current one. Maximum respect for that and a big thank you to him as well.”

 

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Perisic, who has 113 caps for Croatia and scored in the 2020 World Cup final, had been at Inter since 2015. He won Serie A last season under Tottenham head coach Conte after spending the 2020-20 season on loan at Bayern Munich where he lifted the Champions League.

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