Tottenham’s Ivan Perisic transfer may ‘admire’ player Erik ten Hag’s departure | Football | Sport

Tottenham can welcome Inter Milan ace Ivan Perisic to the club this summer. And his arrival in north London could seal the exit of Steven Bergwijn, who is said to admire new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag.

The Spurs stepped up the hunt for 33-year-old Perisic on Friday after Antonio Conte met sporting director Fabio Paratici in Italy and confirmed he would continue to lead the team next season. Conte worked with Perisic at Inter and has identified the winger, who is out of contract this summer, as a key asset.

Perisic will reportedly favor Spurs over Chelsea and Juventus, both of whom are also keen to sign him, and will be handed a two-year deal worth £4million per season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Since Conte arrived in north London, the Lilywhites have seen a precipitous uptick in fortunes on the field. And they will play in the Champions League next season after the Italian led his team to fourth place in the Premier League.

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Bergwijn and Perisic can both play on the left side of midfield – so the former Eredivisie star could cut his minutes further if the Croat puts a deal at the club on paper. And, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano,,There are serious chances for Bergwijn to leave Tottenham this summer.

That could be music to the ears of Ten Hag, who reportedly put the ace at the top of his wish list for his arrival at Old Trafford. United’s new manager has apparently tried to bring Bergwijn to Ajax during the last three transfer periods, but was unable to secure his services as the Dutch club was unable to meet his wage demands.

However, financial constraints will not be a problem in the northwest of England and Ten Hag was finally able to get his hands on his man. And the Dutchman hopes his compatriot can make more of an impact for the Red Devils than he has in the capital when he moves to Old Trafford.

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