Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed their first summer signing after acquiring winger Ivan Perišić on a free transfer.
According to Spurs, the player has signed a two-year deal and rejoins manager Antonio Conte who he worked with at Inter Milan where they won the 2020/21 Serie A title.
"We are delighted to announce the transfer of Ivan Perisic. The vastly experienced Croatia international will join the Club on 1 July following the expiration of his contract at Internazionale and has agreed on a deal that will run until 2024," Spurs said in a statement.
Perisic began his career in the youth academies of Hajduk Split and Sochaux before a short loan spell at KSV Roeselare in Belgium. In 2009, he joined Club Brugge where, in only his second season, he was the league’s top scorer and was named Belgium’s Footballer of the Year.
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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.
The 33-year-old is expected to offer an option on both sides of the defence having scored eight goals and assisted seven in 35 Serie A appearances in 2021/22.