That valuation is pretty high, and that’s just for Manchester United to even begin negotiations, meaning club officials would likely want to take it higher. And that’s not a bad thing. Perisic is arguably the most valuable player on Inter’s roster, and helped lead the team to a fourth place finish for a spot in Europe.
Performances at the World Cup tend to inflate transfer prices as well. The longer the player is in the tournament and the better they perform, the prices go up every half. And that’s perfect for Inter Milan, who could use the inflated fee received to immediately begin searching for what would likely be a younger replacement for the 29 year-old Croatian.
Manchester United have had Perisic in their sights for some time now, having been linked a few times over the past few years with a transfer deal for the player. If they’re willing to get up to Inter’s valuation, that may just become a reality.
The price is more than £20m more than what Manchester United bid for him last season, and they’re probably not too pleased about the price hike. But the price honestly seems like a lowball for arguably the best midfielder of the entire tournament.