Per a report by Gazzetta dello Sport (as captured by Football-Italia.com), Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is in no rush to finalize a decision on 31-year-old winger Ivan Perisic.
With Perisic’s loan assignment due to end in just over a month, both Bayern Munich and Inter Milan are working to develop contingency plans based on whether or not the Bavarians plan to submit an offer for the Croatia international.
When asked about a decision on Perisic, Rummenigge said, “It has not yet been decided.”
The €20 million option to buy Perisic seems unappealing to Bayern Munich in the current financial climate, so it is safe to say that the club will play the long game as it reaches a decision. Should that price lower, the Bavarians might be inclined to make a swift purchase.
“We haven’t talked about it,” Rummenigge said. “Perisic has recently come back after his foot injury. But I have a very friendly relationship with [Inter CEO Beppe] Marotta, so let’s see when he has played a few games, then we’ll talk. Even the player wants to know where he will play. It hasn’t been decided yet.”
Bayern Munich’s roster depth at wing is expected to be bolstered by the arrival of Manchester City star Leroy Sané, who would automatically be handed a starring role. With Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman already in the fold, it can be assumed that Bayern Munich would be open to having a dependable veteran like Perisic to finalize that position on the roster — at the right price.
Per Bild (behind the Bild+ paywall) Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick is eager to retain Perisic, which could influence the club’s decision. Regardless, with the remainder of the Bundesliga schedule being crammed into the next few weeks, Perisic will have ample opportunities to prove his worth to both clubs.