Inter manager Simone Inzaghi is ready to rely on Croatian wing-back Ivan Perisic as a left-sided player in his preferred formation for next season.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the 32-year-old has returned to training, and the new coach is looking forward to working with him and making him a key part of his tactical system.

Last season Perisic made something of a stylistic transformation from an attacking winger to more of a wing-back to suit the ideas of former manager Antonio Conte when he returned from a loan with Bayern Munich.

It has been thought that the Nerazzurri could look to bring in a left-sided player in this summer, with the possible idea in mind of selling and replacing the Croatian, but Inzaghi wants to continue on where Conte left off by deploying the 32-year-old as a left-wing-back in his system.

Should the Croatian be made a key part of the new head coach’s plans the Nerazzurri could look to extend his current contract beyond next summer when it is set to expire, though it remains to be seen if the club would be willing to deal given the size of his net €5 million salary.