An insight into why Tottenham are targeting Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic has been revealed.
Perisic is 33 years of age and out of contract with the Serie A powerhouse at the end of June.
But given his age, Tottenham’s interest in the winger is seen by many as somewhat odd.
Now though, an insight into why Tottenham are looking to bring the Croatian in has been provided and it centres around current Spurs talent, Ryan Sessegnon.
According to football.london, Spurs’ managing director of football Fabio Paratici believe that Perisic can help mentor and push on 21-year-old Sessegnon to develop as the wing-back duo share the large amount of matches on offer next season with Spurs’ return to the Champions League.
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They add that Conte has high hopes for Sessegnon if he can get a good full pre-season under his belt and steer clear of further hamstring woes.
Speaking about Sessegnon earlier this season, the Italian had this to say:
“Sess in my vision has all the possibility to become an important player. First of all he is young and has in front of him a lot of years. He is strong physically and fast, has a good engine, a resilience,” he said “He has good quality. Sometimes I think he feels a bit of pressure, but with me he played important games, against Liverpool, against Chelsea, against City.
“It means I trust him. If you remember in the last game I changed the system, but only for this, I took him off after 30 minutes. I explained it was a tactical situation, but we are talking about another player that if he works and you have patience to work with him he is another player that can become an important player, also for England, the national team, but the first person that has to be convinced is himself. I trust him in the same way I trust all the players.”
It is also worth pointing out that if Perisic is being brought in to tutor Sessegnon, then Sergio Reguilon is now somewhat surplus to requirements as the Lilywhites don’t really need three left-wing-backs.