Tottenham look set to rival Chelsea in the race to sign Ivan Perisic.
Perisic has spent a large percentage of his time as a winger, especially during the early years of his career, but has recently converted into more of a wing-back. The Croatian international is set to leave Inter Milan this summer, due to his contract expiring.
According to Sports Mediaset, Perisic had recently agreed a deal with Chelsea, but a fresh report from ESPN has claimed Tottenham are ready to rival Chelsea in their pursuit of the Inter Milan star, as seen in the tweet below.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) May 20, 2022
With Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel both utilising a wing-back system, Perisic could be the ideal signing. Although usually used on the left-hand side, Perisic is right-footed, so his versatility could make him a useful squad addition for both sides.
Chelsea have suffered injuries to Reece James and Ben Chilwell this season, and none of Spurs’ full-backs have nailed down a starting spot. Perisic could add much-needed competition to both London sides, and his experience could be crucial in helping some of the younger players.