Football: Soccer-Inter CEO Marotta says Perisic departing for Premier League

(Reuters) – Inter Milan chief govt Giuseppe Marotta stated Ivan Perisic is leaving the membership for a “new expertise” within the Premier League amid stories that the Croatian is ready to hyperlink up with former coach Antonio Conte at Tottenham Hotspur.

Perisic, whose contract with Inter expires subsequent month, was reported to have travelled to London on Monday to bear a medical with Spurs, who completed fourth within the Premier League.

The 33-year-old can play as a left wing again or up entrance and has remodeled 250 appearances for Inter since becoming a member of them from Germany’s VfL Wolfsburg in 2015.

He gained the Serie A title underneath Conte in 2021 and scored twice in opposition to Juventus in further time within the Coppa Italia closing earlier this month to encourage Inter to victory.

“There is remorse,” Marotta advised reporters on Monday. “But he wished to attempt a brand new expertise within the Premier League.

“We weren’t able to make higher provides, merely his alternative was based mostly on a unique future than the present one. Maximum respect for that and an enormous thanks to him as effectively.”

Marotta didn’t rule out potential strikes for Juventus ahead Paulo Dybala and Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku within the upcoming switch window.

“Dybala and Lukaku? From our aspect there isn’t a nervousness, we do not have to do something in a hasty approach,” Marotta stated. “The hope is that Dybala can play with us.”

Simone Inzaghi’s aspect completed second in Serie A, two factors behind rivals AC Milan.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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