Manchester United are nearing the completion of a
Jose Mourinho had previously outlined his transfer targets for the remainder of the summer’s transfer window, citing his club’s need for a midfielder and winger. United went some way to satisfying Mourinho’s needs by recently securing the services of former Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic for a reported fee of
Ivan Perisic in Serie A for Inter since joining in 2015/16:
Most final-third passes (758)
Most chances created (93)
Most assists (14)
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The Red Devils have now focused their efforts on signing a winger as Gareth Bale was again linked with a move to Old Trafford. However, the Galactico’s agent Jonathan Barnett rejected the notion that Bale is looking to depart Real Madrid.
And now, Mourinho has ‘urged’ chief-executive Ed Woodward to complete a deal for Perisic instead. In fact, it is said that the Portuguese favors adding Perisic to his squad over Bale.
Despite Inter boss Luciano Spalletti suggesting otherwise, negotiations between United and the
Moreover, Perisic has demonstrated immense versatility over the course of his career. The attacker impressed in an unfamiliar role on the right side of a front three during the European Championships, while also being able to operate through the middle.
United will begin their competitive campaign with a UEFA Super Cup match against Real Madrid, before hosting West Ham in the Premier League.