Reliable Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has shared an interesting behind-scenes revelation on summer signing Ivan Perisic.
The Lowdown: Spurs summer business…
The Lilywhites completed seven major signings in total this summer and eight if you count a permanent deal for star defender Cristian Romero.
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Spurs, in their attempts to back manager Antonio Conte, sealed moves for Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet, Djed Spence, Destiny Udogie and Perisic for a combined total of £153 million.
The Latest: Gold makes Perisic claim…
Writing for football.london, Gold has shared some interesting ‘behind-the-scenes’ insight on Perisic from his Spurs sources.
He is described by N17 insiders as ‘intense’ and ‘straight-faced’ with the Croatia international appearing as an almost no-nonsense leader at the club already.
Perisic is also likened to star midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in terms of ‘being so tuned in’ and ‘focused on the job at hand’.
The Verdict: Asset for Conte…
The 33-year-old appears to have all the right attributes both as a traditional Conte wing-back and personality-wise in a real boost for Spurs over this coming season.
Perisic, a Croatia international veteran, also comes to north London with bags of experience from the most elite stages in football – having clinched three league titles and a Champions League winner’s medal (Transfermarkt).
The presence of a seasoned figurehead like the former Inter Milan star will be invaluable to Conte as he seeks to reinstate Spurs as a major force.
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