Report provides Ivan Perisic fitness update after he arrives at Spurs with calf injury

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Ivan Perisic
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Ivan Perisic is expected to be fit or close to being fit for the first day of pre-season training at Tottenham after joining the club carrying a calf injury, according to Football.London. 

Spurs confirmed the arrival of the Croatia international Perisic on a two-year deal on Tuesday which will begin at the start of July after the expiry of his Inter Milan contract. 

But the 33-year-old has arrived in North London carrying an injury to his calf, which he picked up in his final match for the Nerazzurri against Sampdoria almost a fortnight ago. 

Perisic opened the scoring in a 3-0 win on the final day of the Serie A campaign, but had to be replaced by Robin Gosens after being unable to continue.  

Inter confirmed Perisic underwent an MRI scan two days later which revealed the problem was a pulled medial gastrocnemius muscle in his right calf. 

Now a Tottenham player, Football.London has claimed Perisic is expected to shake off the problem and be nearing full fitness towards the start of pre-season training this summer. 

Spurs are first due to jet off for a tour of South Korea and the wing-back’s first outing could come when the club takes on Team K-League in Seoul on July 13, before facing Sevilla three days later. 

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Perisic’s injury is not ideal of course, but it doesn’t seem too bad given club football is now in the off-season and he has plenty of time to recover. 

Hopefully, his recovery goes smoothly and he’ll be able to join his new teammates for pre-season and then head out on tour to play in these important friendlies. 

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