Tottenham defender is attracting interest from Saudi Arabia and Turkey – Journalist reports

CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs has revealed that Ivan Perisic is wanted by Turkish clubs this summer and is also the subject of interest from Saudi Arabia.

Postecoglou is expected to oversee a mass clear-out at Tottenham this summer, given the bloated nature of the squad, with The Telegraph reporting last week that Perisic is one of many players that the club wish to move on.

Ivan Perisic
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The Croat has struggled defensively in his first season in the Premier League and does not appear to be a particularly good fit for Postecoglou’s system.

We previously relayed a report from Fanatik (June 6), which claimed that Besiktas had made an approach to sign the 34-year-old this summer.

The report asserted that the Turkish giants already ‘made a request’ in order to get information about the ‘cost of the operation’ and had also reached out to the player’s entourage to discuss a move.

Perisic has interest from Turkey and Saudi Arabia

Jacobs has now said during his appearance on the Last World On Spurs podcast that Perisic is not just attracting interest from Turkey but is also wanted by Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal.

In addition, the journalist added that a return to Inter Milan could also be on the cards for the experienced wing-back this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion

Selling Perisic would be a no-brainer for Spurs as the 34-year-old has just one year left on his contract and he does not have the legs to play as part of Postecoglou’s front three.

I suspect that the Croat would wish to return to Inter Milan and I do not think Tottenham would stand in his way.

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