According to Grand Hotel CalcioMercato, Tottenham Hotspur mistakenly directed an email regarding Ivan Perisic to the former Inter Milan secretary instead of the current one.
Spurs announced the capture of Ivan Perisic on Tuesday, with the Croat admitting in his interview with Spurs TV that he is delighted to link up with Antonio Conte again and finally fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League.
According to reports, the Croat has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with Tottenham, with the North Londoners having the option to extend the deal by another 12 months (The Times).
Grand Hotel CalcioMercato have now explained how the deal unfolded in the background this summer.
They reveal that Chelsea also wanted Perisic but the uncertainty regarding the Blues’ ownership prevented them from accelerating the move.
Inter are said to have offered the 33-year-old a contract worth €4.5m (£3.8m) per year plus bonuses but the player allegedly refused to lower his demands of €6m (£5.1m).
Tottenham reportedly acted swiftly to snap up Perisic, so swiftly in fact that they made a blunder…
It is explained that the Premier League club sent an email notifying Inter that they had struck an agreement with the experienced wide-man but they sent it to the former Nerazzurri secretary thinking he was still in charge.
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Perhaps Chelsea would have pushed harder for Perisic if their takeover had gone through a few weeks earlier. The Conte factor might have still made us favourites but I suspect Tuchel would have also been extremely keen on signing the Croat, given that Marcos Alonso looks like he is on his way out of Stamford Bridge.
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