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Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Ivan Perisic on a free transfer, the club announced on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the Premier League club after his deal with Inter Milan expired.

Perisic told the club’s official website:

I’m really excited to start with my new sports family, it’s going to be my home.

When I got the contact from the coach and sporting director [Fabio Paratici] I told them that I really wanted to come here, and to the Premier League since 2009 when I started playing professionally in Belgium. This is the moment and I can’t wait.

It’s a privilege work with a coach like this, we did well at Inter – we won the league after ten or 11 years. It was really a perfect year. I’m really happy to see him again, he lives football. Every minute, every hour, every day. Even when he’s sleeping, he’s thinking about football. I like his character and I know we’re going to do a great job here.

I was watching the last two, three games. After beating Arsenal it was obvious that Tottenham would be in the Champions League and it’s also good for me because I want to play the best games.

Earlier on Tuesday, Perisic announced his departure from the Serie A giants after a six-year spell at the San Siro.

He wrote on Instagram:

After 254 games, 55 goals, 49 assists, 3 trophies and 18,934 minutes spent on the pitch wearing this glorious jersey; my journey here has come to an end.

⁣⁣⁣Even though every end means a new beginning it’s important to reflect back on these past years and show you my deepest appreciation for the work accomplished. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

It was an unforgettable learning experience for me as a player and for my whole family. ⁣⁣⁣⁣To the team, the staff, to all the employees but most importantly to the fans: you will always have a special place in my heart. ⁣⁣⁣⁣I leave feeling privileged having this club in my portfolio.

The moves sees the Croatia international reunite with Antonio Conte for a second time after playing under him at Inter and winning the 2020-21 Scudetto.

By Amara

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