Ivan Perišić of Tottenham Hotspur is now sidelined with a season-ending injury, and Dean Jones, a transfer insider, gave his opinion on the Croatian’s future in north London while chatting to GIVEMESPORT.
Given that Spurs are now undefeated at home since his appointment, Ange Postecoglou has given his team a new lease on life.
Tottenham Hotspur latest news – Ivan Perišić
While it may appear that everything is going well in the Tottenham camp given their brief run of success, Perisic’s setback will only give Postecoglou headaches. The seasoned wingback joined Tottenham on a free transfer in the summer of 2022, and after 50 games and a variety of coaches, things are starting to look very different.
The illustrious 34-year-old was out of the running for the duration of 2023–24 due to a complex anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in his right knee, according to the club. He had made five appearances this season before this disappointing season-ender and had produced one assist, which came in their 2-1 victory over Sheffield United.
“We can confirm that Ivan Perisic has suffered a complex Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury in his right knee. The experienced Croatia international sustained the injury in non-contact training and will undergo surgery. Ivan will then commence his rehabilitation with our medical staff and is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season.”
Gianluca Di Marzio said over the summer that the 127-cap Croatian international was prepared to sever his ties with Spurs in order to make a spectacular comeback to Hajduk Split, where his illustrious career began. The Sun said that despite being out for the remainder of the season, his comeback to Hadjuk Split is still anticipated.
According to the article, the former Inter Milan player, whose contract expires in a year, may make the transition earlier than anticipated, with January being the best moment for his return home. Perisic has been a lifetime supporter of the Croatian team, and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is said to have honored his promise to let Hadjuk Split sign the player free of charge when the time is right.
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Perisic’s latest injury could be the final straw at Tottenham Hotspur – Dean Jones
The Croatian’s time at the capital club may be coming to an end, according to transfer insider Jones, considering the severity of his most recent injury. A person of Perisic’s caliber, according to the dependable reporter, would have a “pretty sad” finish. He replied in response to GIVEMESPORT
“I mean it’s quite sad that this is how it’s come through and given the extent of the injury that he suffered; it’s got to be a possibility that we have seen Ivan Perišić in a Tottenham shirt for the last time. When he came into Tottenham, I was thinking the setup that they had, at the time, he was going to be a very important player in terms of their goal output, but obviously it was only a two-year contract when he arrived.
“And with this injury, with the age that he’s at with a rehabilitation that he’s now going to have to go through, it’s going to be extremely tough for him on a personal level and Tottenham will have to decide what their expectations are of him and what his career path is going to be from there in terms of whether he has any future at the club, but a pretty sad way for that to end if that is the case.”