Reports out of Italy indicate that Bayern Munich will not exercise its option to buy Ivan Perisic when his loan assignment expires on June 30th. The cost for Perisic is €20 million, which Bayern Munich has reportedly deemed too expensive for the current financial climate.
This development, however, does not mean that the Bavarians are completely done with the 31-year-old Croatia international. Should Inter Milan be willing to lower its asking price, Bayern Munich would be interested in bringing Perisic back per Italian journalist Nico Shira.
Shira broke the latest news on Perisic via Twitter:
#BayernMunich have decided not to use the option to buy for Ivan #Perisic. Too much the €20M agreed last summer with #Inter. In the next weeks new contacts still possible: Bayern could keep him only if the price gets lower. #transfers— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) May 14, 2020
As has been assumed for weeks, Bayern Munich is unwilling to plunk down a significant fee for a player who would likely be a back-up next season. Perisic, however, still holds value to the Bavarians given his performance on the pitch and perceived willingness to accept a reserve role at this stage of his career.
With Manchester City’s Leroy Sane allegedly on his way to Munich this summer and Kingsley Coman suddenly being linked to several big clubs, Perisic just might find himself back in Bavaria for the 2020/21 season — just with at a much lower cost to Die Roten.