After many weeks of what seemed like an unhinged and dramatic transfer window, Bayern Munich have announced the successful signing of Croatian midfielder Ivan Perišić as a loanee from Inter Milan. The contract lasts one year, with the option for the club to buy the player next summer. The details regarding the transfer fee and other financial information are yet to be clear, but it is rumored that the loan fee is €5m with the option to buy being another €20m.
After inking the deal, the winger told FCBayern:
Everybody knows that Bayern is a really big club. For me, it comes in the best five in the world. When a club like this calls, you cannot say no. That’s the reason I came here and I promise to give my best everyday.
Perisic, while not being a Leroy Sane, is a player that will be able to handle both the left and right flanks since he is two footed and has experience playing on both sides throughout his career. When asked about what position he would be comfortable at the club, the Croatian responded that he’s open to everything and will play wherever the coach needs him to.
️ "I promise to give my best every day" #ServusIvan #packmas pic.twitter.com/rAjtQmz2KM— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 13, 2019
The 30-year-old was spotted having a medical check in Munich on Monday and the signing was thus anticipated to be announced without much delay. The arrival of Perisic should definitely be a boost to the squad and a relief to the fans.
After the exasperating transfer saga of Manchester City’s Leroy Sané, a quick and efficient transfer like this is just what was needed to cool some heads.