Ivan Perisic: 10 things you didn't know about Manchester United target

Perisic can add lightning pace to the Manchester United attack.
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With Ivan Perisic looking set to join Manchester United before long, Dan Fitch has been delving into the Croatian's past.

"Perisic's last season at Brugges would see Perisic become the top scorer in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League in 2010-11, with 22 goals."

1. Perisic left his hometown club Hajduk Split aged just 17 to join French club Sochaux for £230,000. He agreed to the move in an effort to give financial support to his family's struggling chicken farm.

2. Since that transfer he's yet to find a settled home. Still only 28, Perisic has had spells at seven clubs and has yet to make 100 appearances for any of them.

3. Sochaux would loan Perisic out to the Belgian club Roeselare when he would enjoy a fine debut season and attract the attention of Club Brugge. His transfer to Brugge would prove to be a huge success, as Perisic scored 35 goals in 89 games over two seasons.

4. His last season at Brugges would see Perisic become the top scorer in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League in 2010-11, with 22 goals. Playing as an attacking midfielder or second striker, he was named as the Belgian Professional Footballer of the Year that season.

5. Next for Perisic was a move to Borussia Dortmund, where he came to the attention of Arsenal supporters when he scored this goal against them in the Champions League.

6. Perisic's time at Dortmund was not a success, as he fell out with their then manager Jurgen Klopp. After Perisic complained about being left on the bench, Klopp responded angrily: "Public whining belongs to kindergarten, not to the world of adults. If he doesn't play, a football professional should shut his mouth, work hard and make the coach select him - not complain about it to the reporters."

7. Pushed out of Dortmund to fellow Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg, Perisic was united with his Croatia colleague Ivaca Olic. The incredible work ethic of Olic seemingly rubbed off on the talented forward and his performances for both club and country dramatically improved, as he put the needs of the team ahead of his individuality.

8. Perisic scored one of the best goals in the 2014 World Cup for Croatia, as he displayed Gareth Bale-like pace and poise to burst through and score against Cameroon.

9. During the qualifying for Euro 2016, Perisic was Croatia's top scorer with six goals in nine games. He would score two goals in the tournament, finding the net against Czech Republic and a winning goal against Spain.

10. Perisic joined Inter Milan in 2015 and scored eleven Serie A goals last season from the left-wing. Having caught the eye of Manchester United, his pace and strength look perfectly suited to the Premier League. United are [4.5] to win the title.

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