Massimo Oddo thinks that if Inter Milan get an offer for Ivan Perisic in the region of £35m, as reported, they should take it and sign a replacement.

Ivan Perisic
Inter Milan’s Croatian forward Ivan Perisic reacts during the Italian Serie A football match Bologna vs Inter-Milan at the Dall’Ara Stadium in Bologna on February 19, 2017.

Oddo, a former AC Milan player and coach of Pescara, Udinese and Crotone, spoke to Sky Sports in Italy about the possibility of Perisic’s exit. He didn’t mince his words, implying that the winger was replaceable.

“If you give me so much money, I’ll sign another strong player,” Oddo said. “I do not think he is an irreplaceable player.”

Perisic has three goals and five assists for Inter Milan this season, which isn’t bad, but doesn’t match the heights he’s hit in previous years. In 2017/18, the winger reached double figures for both goals and assists in the league. He achieved exactly the same feat in 2016/17.

By comparison to those seasons, and Perisic’s consistently impressive form for Croatia (scoring in the World Cup semi-final and final last year), he’s gone a bit off the boil in Italy.

Perhaps Perisic’s dream move to the Premier League could inspire him to recapture his best form. For now, though, Oddo is probably right that the 29-year-old is replaceable for Inter Milan.

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