Both the clubs and the player have agreed on terms, all that is left is the formality of a medical.
The 30-year-old, world cup runner up was one of the most in-demand players last summer.
With Inter turning down bids in the 30 and 40 million Euro range. They were demanding 50 million if their prized asset was to leave.
Fast forward 12 months. Inter hires Antonio Conte as the manager, and Perisic is surplus to requirements.
After Inter’s preseason loss to Manchester United.
Conte said of Perisic:
“Perisic can’t play in the role that I want.”
“Therefore, he can only play as a striker right now.”
“We’re working with him, but his response isn’t positive.”
The writing has been on the wall since then.
It is understood, there are no mega millions on offer this summer for the player. He will join the Bavarian side on an initial 1 season loan, with the option to buy.
Its rumoured the loan will cost 5 million and the option to buy is at 20 million.
The Croatian international was pictured leaving a Munich hospital. When approached by the local press, he said:
“Yeah, I just had the medical check-up.”
Bayern manager Niko Kovac has been scouring the transfer market for at least one wide player. He lost two at the end of the season when Arjen Robben retried and Franck Ribery saw out his contract.
The hope is he will complete his move in time for the first Bundesliga game of the season. here the defending champions take on Hertha Berlin.
Bayern has Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman as wingers, but it is hoped Perisic will give them not only competition but another dimension. Given his experience and ability with the ball at his feet.
The advantage of signing like Perisic for Bayern is, he has Bundesliga experience. He has played for both Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg.
Plus having trained and played in the preseason, he is ready to go straight into Kovac’s team.
Bayern and Ivan Perišić have reached an agreement over a transfer. Perišić only needs to clarify the last details with Inter. One year loan for €5m with option to buy for €20m. Contract will be signed next week [Bild, @itstheicebird] pic.twitter.com/H2WmIyyEWR
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 10, 2019