'Done deal' - Tottenham exit being finalised as forgotten star is set for emotional transfer

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Ivan Perisic hasn't played for Spurs since September and closing in on an emotional exit.

Tottenham winger Ivan Perisic is set for an emotional return to his boyhood club, Hajduk Split, marking the end of his time in the Premier League, as informed by LondonWorld. The Croatian winger joined Spurs in July 2022 after his contract with Inter Milan expired, but he has been sidelined due to injury since September of last year.

Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou confirmed earlier this year that Perisic's time at the club was over, stating, 'No, he won't play for us again.' Postecoglou added, 'Ivan is working hard, to be fair to him. He has national team commitments he wants to fulfil as soon as possible.'

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"Again, he's been a significant loss for us. I thought this year he was going to be a really significant contributor because of his experience and we saw that in the first few games because of the way he impacted games, but yeah, he won't...he's unlikely to play for us again."

The ex-Dortmund and Bayern Munich winger suffered a crushing blow when he damaged his ACL and but has now decided to return to the club where it all started for him. He spent around 11 years in Hajduk Split’s youth academy before his transfer to French side Sochaux in 2006.

The 129-capped Croatian international will be out of contract at Spurs in June. Tottenham have already moved fast to find replacement with German Timo Werner arriving this month to cover for both Perisic and club captain Son Heung-min, who is away with his country for there Asian Cup. 

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