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Tottenham hero Waddle offers mixed response to Perisic deal: Strange signing

Tottenham hero Chris Waddle has offered a mixed response to their deal for Ivan Perisic.

Perisic joined Spurs as a free agent from Inter Milan on the request of manager Antonio Conte.

"Ivan Perisic is a strange signing for Spurs," Waddle told BoyleSports Premier League. "They need to sign another centre-back, while [ Newcastle forward] Allan Saint-Maximin would annoy Antonio Conte. Ivan Perisic is a strange signing because he's not the most physical player, doesn't have the best stamina, and he's joining a league where you do need a pair of legs.

"He's a free transfer, and it's a little bit against Tottenham's policies to sign someone like Perisic, but clearly Conte has got his way there, and there will probably be two or three more additions. They need to get another centre-back. I know they've got Joe Rodon, who plays really well for Wales, but he can't seem to get a look in."

Waddle continued: "They're linked with Allan Saint-Maximin, and the Spurs fans would be very excited to get him. But I think he'd be a very frustrating player for Antonio Conte, and he needs to be consistent and provide more of an end product if he wants to be a starter for Spurs every week."

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