Ivan Perisic has spoken of his desire to play Premier League football one day amid persistent speculation of a move to Manchester United.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho made the Croatian winger one of his top transfer targets in the summer of 2017, but executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was reportedly unwilling to pay Inter Milan’s asking price of around £50 million.
However, 18 months later, the rumours of United’s interest are still floating around, with the Italian side thought to be willing to allow the 29-year-old to leave for around £31m.
Now, with Perisic and Inter Milan in England to face Tottenham Hotspur in their crucial Champions League clash at Wembley this evening, the winger has described the thought of playing in the English top flight as a ‘dream’:
“I have always said that [playing in the Premier League] is my dream,” he told a press conference ahead of Inter Milan’s clash with Spurs.
“In football everything is possible, we will see in the future. Now, I’m focusing on Inter.”
Perisic was of course one of the top performers at this summers World Cup, helping steer Croatia all the way to the World Cup final.