Ivan Perisic sent a touching message to Inter Milan fans after completing his move to Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.
Perisic will reconnect with Antonio Conte, his former manager with whom he won the Serie A title in 2021.
The Croatian international has a great deal of experience and will be expected to play into Conte’s preferred formation in the Italian’s quest for trophies next season.
Tottenham Hotspur have finalized the signing of Inter Milan’s Ivan Persic on a free transfer.
The Croatian has signed a two-year contract with the club, reuniting with former head coach Antonio Conte.
On its social media platforms, the club confirmed the signing of the 33-year-old. Perisic brings a wide range of experience from a successful career.
✍️ We are delighted to announce the transfer of Ivan Perišić.
Welcome to Spurs, Ivan! 💙
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 31, 2022
The official club statement read in part:
A player with multiple winners’ medals under his belt, Ivan began his career in the youth academies of Hajduk Split and Sochaux before a short loan spell at KSV Roeselare in Belgium.
A move to Germany followed in 2011 with Ivan winning the Bundesliga and German Cup (DFB-Pokal) in his first season at Borussia Dortmund, before adding a second DFB-Pokal and the DFL-Supercup following a move to VfL Wolfsburg in 2013.
Two-and-a-half years later, he signed for Inter, starting games and scoring regularly for the Italian club until he returned to Germany with a season-long loan at Bayern Munich in 2019/20, where he became a UEFA Champions League winner as well as lifting a second Bundesliga and third DFB-Pokal title of his career as part of Bayern’s treble-winning side.
Croatia’s run to the 2018 World Cup final was also boosted by Perisic. He announced his move on his Instagram account.
After 254 games, 55 goals, 49 assists, 3 trophies and 18,934 minutes on the pitch wearing this glorious jersey, my adventure at Inter ends here.