Hajduk Split goalkeeper Vladimir Balic has said that he would like the Croatian club to re-sign Ivan Perisic despite his injury. 

It emerged on Tuesday that Perisic had picked up an ACL injury in his right knee, with reports indicating that the Croat is now expected to be out of action for a minimum of six months (Fabrizio Romano).

That is undoubtedly a big blow for Ange Postecoglou, who has relied on Perisic to come off the bench as a second-half substitute in all five Premier League games so far this season.

Ivan Perisic

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The 34-year-old had been linked with a return to his boyhood club, Hajduk Split recently, with Slobodna Dalmacija even claiming last week that Luka Vuskovic’s move to Spurs could open the door for the experienced wide-man to move in the other direction.

Hajduk goalkeeper Balic has now said that he would welcome the Tottenham man to the Croatian club in January, even though he is not expected to be back in action until April or March.

Could Ivan Perisic’s Tottenham career be over?

He told Sportske Novosti (as relayed by Sport Witness): “We would like him [Perisic] to come healthy, but if he comes injured, we will be happy.

“We will see what kind of work he will be able to offer, but if he comes, his image will be here, and his image is very big in Croatian football. 

“He would certainly be an incentive for our youngsters who are currently not in Hajduk but will return from the loan and be a constant at the club.”

Spurs Web Opinion

This injury has ended any chance of Spurs selling Perisic in January and has essentially guaranteed that he will leave on a free transfer next summer. I would not be surprised if we do not see the Croat in a Tottenham shirt again.

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