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Perišić Staying Put

February 1, 2019




Perišić is staying in Milan. For now.

Arsenal wooed the Inter Milan winger but could not agree on a deal that would have either loaned out or sold Perišić to the North London club for the rest of the season.

Multiple reports in Europe stated that Perišić was pro Arsenal move and even handed in his transfer papers at Inter Milan to force the club’s hand. The January 31st deadline passed which ensures the Croatian international will remain at the San Siro for at least another five months.



Perišić turns 30 years old today, February 2nd, and is slowly entering the twilight of his career. No one can blame him for wanting a raise and a transfer to a top English side, but why do it the way players do these days?



By putting in a transfer request and not having the transfer go through, Perišić only creates friction between the coaching staff, teammates, fans, and himself.



It’s awkward.



And it begs the question: does he really want to be in Milan?



Perišić has a contract with Inter Milan until the summer of 2020, which is relatively around the corner in football time. That is the reason Inter was trying to cash in on their Croatian winger.



Now, Perišić may have to win the hearts of Inter fans back.



This has been a normal occurrence in professional sports today where the players possess the power.



Look at the current situation between Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA. Much like Perišić, Davis is contracted with the team until the summer of 2020. However, this week Davis has publicly stated that he will not resign with the team. That forces New Orleans to look for suitable trade options, but at the same time, what happens if the Pelicans do not find what they are looking for before the February 7th trade deadline strikes?



You now have fans well aware that your star player does not want to play for the team he is contracted to play for.



Hopefully Perišić makes nice with his Italian fanbase. And hopefully when Anthony Davis gets traded to the Lakers, which looks like it could still happen in the next week, Ivica Zubac is not part of the package.




Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 3 comments

  1. Wasim Akram says:


    What the fuck are doing here Waqar, I also enjoy this site and very soon will be living in Croatia!

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