Both Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United have endured fairly miserable transfer windows so far this summer with not a single permanent signing to note at either club, but a recent report suggests that a big-money transfer could set off a domino effect of summer deals.
According to The Daily Mirror, Manchester United are set to renew their interest in Ivan Perisic this summer and attempt to complete a deal worth £60 million. The Croatia international was one of the stars of the World Cup in an inside-left position for the underdog contenders, and he proved his quality by scoring a vital equaliser against England before cannoning home another emphatic equaliser against France in the final of the competition.
On the back of a season in which the powerful attacking player notched 11 goals and provided 11 assists from 37 Serie A appearances, his form on the international stage served to further enhance his already glowing reputation.
However, Jose Mourinho already has Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford to chose from in that position, so clearly something has to budge if Perisic eventually swaps Milan for Manchester.
And the big-money deal would certainly set off a chain reaction of events considering the depth of options the Red Devils already have in that position.
With that in mind, here’s how the Perisic deal could influence the transfer activity of both Mauricio Pochettino and Marcelo Bielsa…