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Inter Milan chief Marotta defends going public over Perisic and Arsenal

Inter Milan chief Beppe Marotta has defended publicly discussing Ivan Perisic's desire to move to Arsenal last month.

Inter coach Spalletti said it was better not to make Perisic's Arsenal transfer request for public, but Marotta explained times have changed.

“There was no reason to hide. It is only right that we listen to what the players want, but also take into account the duties those players have towards a club. They aren't just people, but also club assets and need to be given their due value.

“In the modern dynamics of football, we need to get more accustomed to speaking to the players and reminding them that they are professionals, they are under contract and have certain obligations.

“Perisic is a great professional, he is a World Cup finalist and will always honour the jersey."

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