The 2018 World Cup runner up has been confirmed as Bayern’s latest addition in a loan deal from Serie A giants Inter.

The Croatian winger is set to fill in the void left by two of Bayern Munich’s attacking greats, Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben.

A summer of speculation has followed the 30-year-old forward especially after current Inter manager Antonio Conte made it clear that the Croatia international was not part of his plans in Milan.

The deal is a one-year loan due to run until June 30, 2020, yet there is an option for the Bundesliga champions to make the move permanent.

Bayern Munich’s summer-long pursuit of Leroy Sane ultimately ended in failure and the Perisic deal has come along at the right time.

Last season, Perisic scored nine goals for Inter under the control of Luciano Spalletti but the sudden change of plans for the forward occurred because of the switch to a 3-5-2 formation as Antonio Conte took over.

“I’m very happy to be back in Germany,” Perisic told Bayern’s club website.

“I promise I will give everything every day to win many titles with Bayern,” the player added.

Perisic arrives as the fourth new signing for the Bundesliga champions with Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard and Jan-Fiete Arp all signing earlier this summer.

He will be reunited in Bavaria with compatriot Niko Kovac, who has already coached the midfielder for the Croatian national team.

Niko Kovac managed Perisic when he was still Croatia’s national team manager.

This will be Perisic’s third spell in Germany after playing for Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg in the past. It was with Dortmund that the winger managed to win league and cup double back in 2012.

“Ivan will help us immediately with his international experience,” Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic explained.

“He’s good technically and can play in various offensive positions.”


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