The rumours about Ivan Perisic had been spreading in the past few days, but now it is certain: FC Bayern will lend the Croatian offensive player for a year. The Munich-based company will pay a five million euro loan fee for this. In 2020, they can sign Perisic for 20 million euros if he is convincing on the Isar.
The interest in Ivan Perisic sprouted when they heard about the serious injury of Leroy Sane. For the two winger Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry, the Munich team is in desperate need of protection. With Ivan Perisic they have now taken a first step. Yesterday, Monday, the Croatian completed the medical check in Munich. Now the Bavarians have announced their commitment. “Ivan will immediately help us with his many years of experience at top international level. He is technically strong and flexible in the offensive. I am sure Ivan will integrate quickly, as he already knows the Bundesliga and also our coach Niko Kovac well”, said Bavaria’s Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic. Kovac is said to have wanted to bring his fellow countryman to Säbener Strasse as a reinforcement. How long Perisic will stay with the Bavarians will probably depend on his own performances.
Prospect of a long-term contract
After the one-year loan, Perisic has the chance to be signed on a permanent basis. If he shows strong performances, the Bavarians can buy him for 20 million euros. In any case, the Croatian seems to have the goal of returning to the Bundesliga not only for a short time. “I am very happy to be back in Germany. FC Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in Europe. We want to attack not only in the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup, but also in the Champions League,” the 30-year-old said, looking forward to his time in Munich. Before joining Inter Milan, Perisic was active with VfL Wolfsburg. He won the DFB Cup with the Wolves in 2015. During his time at BVB he won the double in 2012. Will there be more titles with FC Bayern now? The Croatian is scheduled to start team training tomorrow. It is quite possible that he will be part of the squad at the season opener on Friday against Hertha.