Journalist says Tottenham signed the team’s ‘fundamental’ player this summer

Journalist Stefano De Grandis has spoken to Sky Sports and says Tottenham Hotspur have signed Inter Milan’s ‘fundamental’ player in Ivan Perisic.

The Croatian moved from Inter to Spurs in the summer after leaving the Italian side on a paid transfer.

Perisic started in North London and has already become a mainstay alongside Antonio Conte.

The 33-year-old has already bagged three assists in seven appearances for Spurs and it’s his attacking production that the Nerazzurri really miss.

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Tottenham sign ‘fundamental’ player from Inter in Perisic

Speaking to Sky Sports, De Grandis spoke about Croatia’s 3-1 win over Austria last night.

Perisic landed another assist as he set up Marko Livaja with a delicious cross.

And the football journalist says Simone Inzaghi’s men miss what Perisic brings to the left-back position.

He said: “Marcelo Brozovic got injured and that’s bad news for Inter. Another bad news is the lack of Ivan Perisic who on the left was a fundamental player not only in terms of performance but also in in terms of numbers, he has offered both assists and goals.

“Arrest Brozovic? Even three weeks. Important test for Kristjan Asllani who will play against Roma. Last year, Inter paid dearly for the Croatian’s absence even though the Croatian is a leader, a team man.” as transcribed by Football News 24.

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It was certainly a big move for Spurs to bring Perisic to the club for free this summer.

The Champions League winner is yet to reach the peak of his form, but he contributes perfectly in terms of attacking performance.

Conte previously worked with the player at Inter and believes Perisic is one of the best in the world at his position.

Inzaghi’s men have had a disappointing start to the season and currently sit seventh in Serie A. Conte’s former side are clearly missing Perisic, who netted 10 goals and nine assists last term.

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