Ivan Perisic has signed a new Inter Milan contract to end Jose Mourinho’s hopes of luring him to Manchester United.
Reported Manchester United target Ivan Perisic has decided to sign a new five-year contract with Inter Milan to finally end speculations of a possible move to Manchester United.
The 28-year-old Croatia winger, the subject of a transfer tug-of-war between Inter and Manchester United over the summer, was among the best performers for the Nerazzurri last season.
He opened his account for the 2017/18 campaign with a goal against Fiorentina last month and in a club statement Inter revealed they were “delighted” to secure him until June 2022.
Perisic told inter.it: “It’s a special day for me, an emotional and happy one after the stress of the summer. Now we are all looking forward and I’m only thinking about Inter.
“For a long time I kept my counsel, and now I can say that the head coach (Luciano Spalletti) told me that I could be an even better version of myself here.
“We’ve done well in the first two matches of the season and we need to continue that way.”
Perisic has extended his contract at Inter Milan until the summer of 2022. The Croatian international was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer, with the Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho believed to have identified the 28-year-old as the perfect player to boost his attack.
Inter resisted the interest in the versatile midfielder, however, and the Italian giants have now tied Perisic to the club for the next five years.
Perisic has scored 21 times in 81 appearances for Inter following a 2015 move from Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg.
This season, the 59-time Croatian international has netted once and provided three assists in two Serie A appearances.