- Ex-Arsenal ace Stewart Robson turned pundit is tipping Manchester United to seal a deal for Ivan Perisic this summer
- The Croatian international was on Jose Mourinho’s wish list last summer
- The Red Devils failed to meet Inter Milan’s asking price for the highly-rated winger
Premier League side Manchester United will seal a deal for Croatia’s Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic this summer suggests ex-Arsenal ace Stewart Robson.
According to a Express UK report citing sources at ESPN, the former footballer turned pundit believes the winger’s impressive show at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia will see Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United go all out to sign Perisic.
The Croatian international was on Mourinho’s wish list last summer as the Portuguese manager went in search of a quality addition that will create openings in opponents defence line for new forward Romelu Lukaku.
However, Perisic could not seal the switch to Old Trafford after the Red Devils eggheads failed to meet Inter Milan’s asking price for the highly-rated winger.
Perisic’s superlative forms for Croatia’s Blazers as they secured a surprising first World Cup final appearance have seen the winger linked again with a summer switch to Manchester United.
Interestingly, Robson is now tipping the 29-year-old to finally secure the move from Inter Milan to the Premier League this transfer season.
"Alexis Sanchez plays in his position," Robson was quoted as saying by ESPN FC. "He [Sanchez] didn’t do particularly well last season.
"Perisic, there was talk about him going to Manchester United last year.
"I think he had a good enough World Cup for Manchester United to be interested again.
"I think he will go to United and he will be a hit."
In addition, Robson’s ESPN FC colleague Craig Burley early in the week hinted that he would have the Croat among his ranks than Sanchez.
"I’d certainly have Ivan Perisic over Alexis Sanchez if the short period he’s had so far is anything to go by," said Burley.
"We know he’s a good footballer but I just couldn’t work out where and how Mourinho was trying to fit him in.
"Perisic is certainly a player that would fit the mould of Mourinho and Man United.
"I don’t know if it’s going to happen but Ivan Perisic would be a fantastic addition for Manchester United."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Jose Mourinho is plotting a huge deal for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara.
According to a UK Sun report citing sources at The Independent, the Portuguese manager is eager to strengthen his attack and midfield this summer and is considering bringing the duo to Manchester United this summer.
The former Chelsea manager rates Polish forward Lewandowski highly, although the Red Devils would face a tough warfare to sign the experienced goals poacher.
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