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Image: Do these stats prove why Man Utd want to sign this inventive midfielder?

The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for Ivan Perisic to join the club this summer…

There has been talk of a Man Utd move for the midfielder all season long, with recent reports from Tutto Mercato Web suggesting that there is less than £10 million between Inter Milan’s asking price and Man Utd’s current offering.

All in all, whilst a move remains some way off, it appears to be edging ever closer – with Man Utd clearly keen to land the Inter Milan player.

The move has raised some question marks in the Transfer Tavern. After all, he is 28-years-old and hasn’t exactly been a world beater over the last few years.

However, what he has been is creative – as these stats provided by Squawka suggest. As per Squawka on Twitter, Perisic tops the table for the most final-third passes, most chances created and most assists in Serie A since he moved to Inter Milan – a truly remarkable record.

All in all, whilst his goalscoring record might not be too great, his real qualities lie in being the final pass before a goal – and this is exactly what Man Utd need next season.

Landlord’s Verdict

Perisic is clearly a very talented player, and Man Utd fans would be right to get very excited should he move to Old Trafford.

He may not get a lot of glory himself in front of goal, but as the stats prove, there is nobody better in Italy at producing chances.

At the end of the day, Romelu Lukaku has been brought in for big money to score the goals, and so that quality isn’t particularly vital for anyone else. What is vital is the need to produce some magic to set goals up for Lukaku – and Perisic is perfect for that.

Man Utd fans – thoughts?

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