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Manchester United linked with Jose Mourinho’s favourite forward

Manchester United’s move for their top target Jadon Sancho is on the rocks. The deal has been stalled for a long time and now it may really be over.

According to the Daily Mail, United are considering alternatives for the English winger. The club has primarily decided on a short-list of three players. 

One of them is Ivan Perisic.

Perisic was linked to Manchester United during Jose Mourinho’s reign as the Portuguese boss looked to sell Anthony Martial and buy the Croatian forward. Perisic is known to be the perfect Mourinho-esque winger.

The reports in the media suggested that the deal fell through due to Ed Woodward’s reluctance to meet Inter Milan’s £48m valuation.

Ivan Perisic had come back to life with his performances on-loan for Bayern Munich last season. His contributions have been useful for Bayern as they secured a treble last season which included the Bundesliga and the Uefa UCL. 

Though, the arrival of Leroy Sane from Manchester City has called Perisic’s time at Bayern to an end. The Germans will no sign Perisic on a permanent deal.

There are conflicting reports regarding his future at his parent club Inter Milan. Inter manager Antonio Conte has had a successful first season at the helm of the Italian giants and has been non-committal regarding the Croatian’s future. 

OGS is looking to add a winger to his team for next season. Besides Perisic, the other two names on the list are of Douglas Costa and Gareth Bale

United have already had a bid rejected for Costa. The club is also finding it difficult to meet Bale’s high salary demands.

Perisic could be United’s ideal replacement for Sancho. The Croatian wanted to come to England and this could be his dream come true,



  1. Jaya Pillay

    15 September 2020 at 12:58

    I would take Perisic ahead of Costa and Bale because of his fitness. The other two are injury prone. What about Thomas Lemar or even Zaha. I think Zaha fits the profile of United.

  2. Stewart

    15 September 2020 at 13:53

    Perisic is another player past his best. The argument Woodward has for not signing Sancho is the price is too high, but the worry is that next season, as more teams challenge for his signature the price will rise, which defeats the thrust of Woodwards logic. So, my question is, Why waste money on players who are past their best when they could get a player with massive potential, who could be at the club for the next 10 years and be cheaper now than next year?
    Unless Utd have now become a club that no longer competes with the top clubs and have settled for second best.

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