Fabio Cannavaro claims Tottenham transfer ‘isn’t a good sign’ for Serie A

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Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro believes that Ivan Perisic’s move from Inter Milan to Tottenham Hotspur isn’t a good sign for Serie A.

Perisic became Tottenham’s first capture of the summer transfer window, with the Croat putting pen to paper on a two-year contract with the North London club after his contract with Inter ran out (Tottenham).

The 33-year-old has been a fantastic servant for the Nerazzurri through the years and has evolved into one of the best wing-backs in the world over the last couple of seasons.

Perisic will now reunite with Antonio Conte at Spurs and hope to replicate the success he had under the Italian at the San Siro.

However, Cannavaro does not believe that the experienced wide-man’s move to Tottenham is good for Italian football.

The legendary centre-back told Gazzetta dello Sport (06/06/22 – as relayed by Football Italia): “It’s complicated for Serie A sides to fill the gap with La Liga and Premier League clubs. Perisic’s move to the Premier League isn’t a good sign.”

Additionally, Cannavaro also weighed in on the backlash that Gennaro Gattuso is facing from Valencia fans ahead of being appointed as the club’s next manager.

Some of the Los Che faithful have accused the Italian of being racist, much like some Spurs fans did when he was linked with the club 12 months ago (Daily Mirror).

Reacting to the furore, Cannavaro said: “It’s absurd, there are internal clashes between directors at Valencia, just as it happened at Tottenham.

“Rino is an exemplary professional and has already reached good results as a coach,” the former defender claimed.

“He can’t be judged by people on social media who have no idea who he is. I am convinced that he will do very well in Spain.”

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The fact that Gattuso and many others are talking about Perisic’s loss as being a blow not just for Inter but the whole of the Serie A, demonstrates just how good the Croat has been over the last few years. There is no question that he will add a completely different dimension to our attack down the left-hand side.

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