Ex-Nerazzurri Striker Marko Livaja: “Inter’s Ivan Perisic Still Follows Hajduk Split, Up To Him If He Wants To Return One Day”
Inter wing-back Ivan Perisic still keeps up with his boyhood club Hajduk Split, according to former Nerazzurri and current Split striker Marko Livaja.
Speaking to Croatian news outlet Dalmatinski Portal, Livaja explained that while the current Nerazzurri player is not necessarily interested in an imminent return to the club, he still follows them with a keen interest.
Perisic left Split at a young age after having spent several years in the formative stages of his development, joining Sochaux in France before moving to the Bundesliga where he would impress for Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg.
The Croat left Wolfsburg for Inter in the summer of 2015, and apart from the 2019-20 season which was spent on loan at Bayern Muncih, he has made the Nerazzurri his home since.
Apart from his exploits at club level, Perisic has also become one of they key players to a golden generation of Croatian footballers, helping the national team reach the final of the 2018 World Cup to cap off their accomplishments.
Perisic remains an important player at the Giuseppe Meazza, though he could depart in the summer when his contract expires.
Where he will go should he leave is not yet clear, but Livaja explained that the Inter wing-back still feels a strong connection to his boyhood club.
“Ivan comments on practically all of our games,” he stated, “he even sent me a message to congratulate me after the victory in Belisce. He follows everything.”
He went on that “I don’t want to force a return story, I know he’d like to at some point, but it wouldn’t be easy. It’s up to him and his family to decide what’s best for them.”