Chelsea and Arsenal are ready to reinforce their attacking midfield by signing a top quality playmaker in the form of Ivan Perisic.
The North Londoners have been poor this season and it is highly likely that they will not be playing in the Champions League next season. To bounce back, the Gunners must sign class players and Perisic is surely one of them.
Lately, Arsenal have been linked with a move for Turkish international and Barcelona star Arda Turan (CNN Turk). The former Galatasaray star is past his best and will not really improve the team much.
Now, according to Goal, Arsenal could lose Alexis Sanchez in the summer transfer window and eye Perisic as his replacement. The report says that Ivan would cost around €35-40 million, however, Italian source GdS claimed last month that Inter Milan are looking to get at least €60million for their prized asset.
The 28-year-old Croatian international can play anywhere in the attack but mainly, he is a left winger. This season, he has directly contributed in 16 goals (9 goals and 7 assists) in 30 league appearances for the Serie A side.
The former Borussia Dortmund attacker is a quality player but it will be fair to say that he is not better than Alexis. The Chilean star has scored 23 goals and provided 18 assists in 42 games for the Gunners this season.
As per the provided Goal link, Perisic is looking to move to England but may reject a move to a club, who will not be taking part in the next season’s UCL. In such a scenario, Arsenal will probably have to forget about signing him.
In your opinion, is Perisic good enough to replace Alexis?
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