The Manchester United fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern are used to being inundated by rumours and reports at this time of year, so there was little surprise upon their faces today.
That’s because the Red Devils are once again strongly linked with a big money move, this time for Inter Milan forward Ivan Persic. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, United are ready to bid up to €52m for the Croatian international this summer, a rather surprising amount for the former Wolfsburg man.
While he’s undoubtedly a good player, recent links with the likes of Antoine Greizmann and James Rodriguez had our resident Red Devils dreaming about bigger name targets. Indeed, the idea of seeing Perisic arrive at such a high price seems to be a relative disappointment.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Manchester United fans reacted on Twitter to the Ivan Perisic news.
Ivan Perisic for £45m..
See if we pay £87m for Bellotti (his RC), I might actually just commit..
Gonna be a long transfer window.. #MUFC
— Not So Slim Shady (@KyleStevens1997) June 2, 2017
And with all this perisic nonsense would rather pay for a scoring wf…sanchez insigne dembele …heck even bale not as a swap obvi #mufc
— khaled hussain (@Idiosyncritic0) June 2, 2017
45m for ivan perisic ?? Sounds like someone having our pants down over that #mufc .
— Dave Wikinson (@reddevil100) June 2, 2017
City buy Silva, Mendy and Ederson….United buy Perisic after losing out on Griezmann. Come on Woodward, you dope. Do your job. #MUFC
— Duke (@DukeOESports) June 2, 2017
From Griezmann to Perisic in less than 24hrs & for £40m+ as well #MUFC
— IaN (@IaN7MUFC) June 2, 2017
Ivan Perisic at 28 years old imo is not worth £40m! Its absurd, not tested in the prem, could take a season to settle in. #mufc
— Theo Moyo (@theomojo) June 2, 2017
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— Keith Jackson (@kjackson1978) June 2, 2017