Ivan Perisic became a new player of Bayern Munich. An experienced Croatian got to the team of the German champion on the basis of an annual loan with the option of purchase. So, officially Ivan Perisic will play again with Lewandowski.
Ivan Perisic after four years of playing in Italy returns to the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich became the new club of the 30-year-old who after the departure of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery alternatives to wings. Ultimately, it fell to the representative of Croatia, for whom playing in the team of the German champion will be the second attempt to the highest league in Germany.
He first came here in 2011 when he turned Belgian FC Brugge into Borussia Dortmund. In Dortumund, he performed alongside Robert Lewandowski with whom he would have the opportunity to work again.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 13, 2019
Before transferring to Italy, he caught up with Wolfsburg where he spent two years and then went to Inter Milan. In the colors of the Milan club he played 163 meetings, in which he scored 40 goals and recorded 37 assists.
Ivan will help us thanks to his many years of experience at the highest international level. It is technically good and flexible on the offensive. I’m sure Ivan will integrate quickly because he knows Bundesliga and our coach Niko Kovac well. – said after signing the contract sports director of the club, Hasan Salihamidzic.
The Player himself did not hide his delight:
I am very happy to be back in Germany. Bayern is one of the largest clubs in Europe. We want to triumph not only in the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup but also in the Champions League – added Perisic.
However, the transfer of Perisic to Bayern Munich was not without criticism from various sides. Bayern supporters demanded more. People talked about Leroy Sane who was supposed to be the leading figure of the German champion but ended up “only” on Ivan Perisic.
Familiar face, new beginning 🎨 pic.twitter.com/ijK4dJbo2h
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) August 13, 2019
Nico Kovac, the club’s coach spoke in this matter, who clearly states that this is not how players can be treated. This debate is basically out of place. Sometimes players are not treated well because they are in the second or third category.
I think this is not nice. Every player deserves respect. Now the player is waiting important weeks and he must give his best as much as possible to begin to be seen as a reinforcement, not just a supplement.