Inter Milan let Ivan Perisic go and they might just regret the move with the Croatian at Tottenham Hotspur.
Conte likes to reunite with players he has already signed.
Knowing Conte’s methods is very important and if he can trust you, it can go a long way in winning a future move.
The Italian has worked with Alvaro Morata, Arturo Vidal and Victor Moses have all worked with Conte at several clubs.
Wide man Perisic can now be added to that list after joining Tottenham on a free transfer in the summer.
Inter Milan let Ivan Perisic go
Conte wanted another left-winger after apparently deciding Sergio Reguilon just wasn’t for him.
Perisic became the main target after Conte successfully worked with him in Italy with Inter Milan.
Perisic was coming to the end of his contract with Inter and rather than give another contract to a player in his 30s, Inter decided to let the Croatian go.
Tottenham were more than happy to sign Perisic, handing him a two-year contract to join Conte again.
The Croatian was delayed in his pre-season preparations due to an injury suffered with Inter but is now fully fit for Tottenham.
Perisic already has two assists in just three Premier League starts and he picked up another assist in the Champions League clash with Marseille on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old looks set to play a huge role in keeping Tottenham moving forward even with their best days arguably behind them.
What interests me now is that Calciomercato in Italy suggest Inter may actually regret letting Perisic go now.
It’s worth noting that Inter have problems at left-back with Robin Gosens yet to impress while Federico Dimarco and Matteo Darmian aren’t quite at Perisic’s level.
They note that Simone Inzaghi now lacks a player like Perisic who can attack a defender and shake things up in the final third.
Tottenham see Perisic doing just that and as far as free transfers go, this might be one of the best hostel event memories for Tottenham.
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