It is not often that you see an athlete put his own name out there for potential suitors, but Croatian Ivan Perišić did just that.
Inter star Ivan Perisic has opened the door to joining Bayern Munich, citing their new coach Niko Kovač as a “very big influence” on him. Perisic has spent three years in Milan after leaving Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, though he has regularly been linked with moves away from San Siro.
The Inter Milan midfielder told Croatian outlet Sportske Novosti (as captured by Sportskeeda) that playing for Niko Kovač would be appealing.
He [Kovac] had [a] very big influence on me. I played great for Croatia under him and I congratulate him on everything he has done in Germany and signing for Bayern. If they want me, they know where to find me. I heard some clubs want me, but they have to talk to my club and only after that I can join the negotiations and decide. If I was to change the club, it could only be a top league and top club. Only God knows what will happen in future. I am happy in Inter, but we all know everything is possible in football.
I mean, Perisic essentially went all Lloyd Christmas on us with this:
Per former LFC man Steve Nicol, this is your brain watching Jerome Boateng:
This is your brain when spending (reportedly) €63M on Boateng:
Anyway, Nicol advised the club on buying in on Jerome Boateng.
Liverpool have been warned that wantaway Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng would not improve their squad. The word of caution comes from former Liverpool Double winner Steve Nicol, who believes the 29-year-old six-times Bundesliga winner would not be an improvement on the players Jurgen Klopp currently has to choose from.
Nicol went on to say this:
I am not a huge fan. The last 12 months, he has had injury problems and form problems. So right now, no.
When I came across this, I knew instantly that I needed to get the opinion of my main man — and BFW’s resident Liverpool expert — Tom Adams, who had this to say:
Boateng at Liverpool? There’s a lot of moving parts in this potential equation, but I really don’t think he would fit Klopp’s preferred style of play. While there are obviously teams Liverpool play against towards the bottom of the Premier League table and absolutely boss possession, Klopp prefers a high-tempo, open style of play that differs quite a bit from the possession-dominant style that Boateng might be used to playing with Bayern.
He’s one of the best center backs in the world when it comes to playing out of the back, but that’s not how Liverpool like to play if they have their choice. Of course, this is also coming from the standpoint that Lovren has significantly improved alongside Virgil van Dijk and changing up the center-back pairing at this point could result in a period of miscommunication between VVD and Boateng — why tear apart something that’s finally starting to work well?
I have no background on this video except that these two really look like they are enjoying themselves.
What a screamer! And don’t forget Schweinsteiger’s testimonial game will be played on August 28th at the Allianz Arena.
Arjen Robben has his detractors at this stage of his career, but he has insane abilities. Maybe appreciate that for a bit longer?
Still got it at 34!— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) August 4, 2018
Arjen Robben + Rabona + Chip = pic.twitter.com/8Sd4HFUrgX
Seriously looking good...nice make over!