After Inter let Kovacic go, there were rumors of another Croatian joining the midfield ranks at Inter. When Inter ended up signing Jovetic, it looked like Perisic would be staying. Luckily, Inter decided to pull the trigger and sign the 26 year old Croatian for 5 years at 14.6 million Euros.
This is an interesting move for Perisic. Since his inclusion, Wolfsburg have consistently improved in rank, and even grabbed 2nd spot in Bundesliga standings. Even though Bayern hold a firm grasp on the number one spot, the Bundesliga has been a league on the rise on almost every level. Crowd support is one of the best in the world, facilities are world class, and most clubs are posting financial gains instead of losses. On top of that, you’re only a car ride away from Oktoberfest.
Inter and Serie A, on the other hand, are the complete opposite. Inter’s last 3 years have been a decade worst. Serie A has turned into a league of scandal and rumor, instead of watchable football. Aside from Juventus, the league hasn’t fielded a Champions League finals team since 2010. The only two positive things I could think of immediately were Italian women and the proximity to Croatia.
Aside from the fanatical negativity Croatians love to have, I will admit I do see a glimmer of hope in all of this. There is an ebb and flow to everything, and Serie A could be on the up and up. Hopefully, Perisic finds himself on the incline of a league that has brought nothing but disappointment for the past 4 years.
What do you think about the trade? Does Perisic thrive at Inter, or is this signing destined to fail at a club who has been an embarrassment of sorts in the past few years?