Croatia £8m World Cup star’s agent hints at Everton transfer

The Toffees pursuit of Ivan Perisic took a new turn after his agent Tonci Matic hinted that a number of “good clubs” are interested in the player.

Everton are facing further uncertainty in their pursuit of highly-rated attacking midfielder Ivan Perisic after the player’s agent hinted that a number of clubs could be keen on the Croatian.

The VfL Wolfsburg favourite is hot property after impressing in Brazil with a series of solid displays that even included a goal against Group A whipping boys Cameroon.

Everton have been linked to a move for the winger in recent weeks with manager Roberto Martinez eager to find a low-cost alternative to Gerard Deulofeu.

On loan from Barcelona last season, the Spaniard has reportedly opted against spending another season at Goodison Park, a decision that has forced Everton to look elsewhere for midfield reinforcements.

Rumoured to be available for as little as £8 million, the Croatian remains something of a gamble for the Toffees, having previously failed to impress with Borussia Dortmund.

Perisic left the Bundesliga giants under something of a cloud, having reportedly fallen out with manager Jurgen Klopp.

But Martinez may be the manager to get the best out of the Croatian in much the same way he did with Romelu Lukaku following his season-long spell with the Merseysiders.

The Belgian was rumoured to have clashed with Jose Mourinho prior to his temporary departure from Chelsea, with the forward recently linked with a move to Atletico Madrid as part of another loan deal.

Perisic would certainly head to the Premier League in fine form though, having scored 11 goals and provided seven assists for the Wolves last term.

However his future remains up in the air with Arsenal also rumoured to be weighing up a bid alongside Juventus and Napoli.

Perisic’s agent, Tonci Matic, has remained tight-lipped on the midfielder’s future though, tell Wolfsburg Allgemeine Zeitung that “many good clubs are interested in Ivan”.

"But I can't say anything else as things are yet to develop,” he added.

"He is happy at VfL. But in football you never know what happens."

With Everton aiming to add another attacking midfielder to their ranks in the next few weeks, stay tuned for more developments.

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