- Ivan Perisic signed a one-year loan deal with Bayern Munich from Inter Milan
- The winger could then join Bundesliga champions permanently next summer
- Bayern Munich missed out on top targets Callum Hudson-Odoi and Leroy San
Ivan Perisic has joined Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich from Serie A side Inter Milan on an initial one-year loan deal for £4.6million.
The 30-year-old Croatia international could then join the Bavarians permanently in June 2020 as the German side have an option to buy in the deal.
The Bavarian giants moved for Perisic after failing to seal transfers for top targets Callum Hudson-Odoi and Leroy Sane.
Bayern Munich announced the signing of Croatia winger Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan
Bayern paid £4.6m to take Perisic for the season and could sign him permanently next summer
The Croatia star is pictured during his medical at the club’s Saebener Strasse training ground
Teenager Hudson-Odoi has committed his future to Chelsea while Manchester City winger Sane suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the Community Shield win over Liverpool to end chances of a move.
Perisic previously spent time in the Bundelsiga with Borussia Dortmund between 2011 and 2013 before joining Wolfsburg until his departure for Milan in 2015.
The winger also scored in the 2018 World Cup final as Croatia lost 4-2 to France in Russia, and has 23 goals in 82 international appearances.
Perisic gives a thumbs-up to the cameras shortly before putting pen to paper on the deal
He returns to the Bundesliga after spending two seasons with Wolfsburg earlier in his career
Perisic tries on a club shirt as he prepares for a new adventure with the German champions
On completing the move, Perisic told the club’s website: ‘I’m very glad to be back in Germany. FC Bayern are one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
‘We want to go on the attack, not only in the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup, but also in the Champions League.’
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: ‘Ivan will help us from the start with his extensive experience at a top international level.
‘He has good technique and he’s flexible in attack. I’m sure Ivan will settle in quickly as he knows both the Bundesliga and our coach Niko Kovac well.’
The 30-year-old sips a bottle of water as he takes a breather during his medical on Tuesday
Perisic has spent four years at Inter Milan and reached the 2018 World Cup final with Croatia