After the season on loan, Mauro Icardi officially joined the reigning champion of Ligue 1 PSG with a 4-year contract.
According to Goal, PSG will have to spend 50 million euros on transfer fees and 8 million euros in exchange for the signature of the striker born in 1993. In addition, Inter Milan will receive an additional 15 million euros if they sell Icardi to a club. different in Serie A.
Detonated the first blockbuster transfer this summer
On the afternoon of May 31 (Vietnam time), the PSG home page announced that it had reached an agreement to buy Mauro Icardi and Inter Milan. The Argentine striker will stick with the Parc des Princes until June 2024 for an undisclosed fee.
The deal ended the controversy surrounding Icardi and his wife Wanda Nara with the old club. PSG also has a long-term plan in attack when Edinson Cavani is preparing to expire this summer, while Kylian Mbappe is being closely followed by Real Madrid.
Icardi played 219 matches for Giuseppe Meazza, scored 124 goals, and is one of the best strikers in the club’s history. However, early in 2019, after being deprived of the captaincy, the Argentine striker refused to play and expressed his attitude before being excluded from the club’s plan.
Moving to PSG on loan earlier this season, he played 31 matches in all competitions, scored 20 goals and had 4 assists. The former Inter Milan captain contributed a great deal to helping teachers and coach Thomas Tuchel win the 2019/20 Ligue 1 championship after the season announced to end soon.
The representative of France is waiting for the Champions League to return after the Covid-19 epidemic to continue the goal of conquering the prestigious silver cup. PSG passed Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 and became one of the four representatives in the quarterfinals.
The future of Icardi at PSG is decided
The amount of 30-50 million euros is considered reasonable for the Argentine striker to officially join the French team. Last summer, Sports Director Leonardo made a surprise loan at Icardi at the last minute to strengthen the club’s attacking power.
Inter Milan also agreed to a player exchange deal to reduce Icardi prices. Leandro Paredes is one of the names to be considered. However, sources from Italy claim that Julian Draxler is the right player for both sides.
The German midfielder moved to the Parc des Princes for a fee of 38 million euros in 2017. His contract is valid until June 2021. However, coach Thomas Tuchel has stated that Draxler is just a substitute for PSG, while the player needs to be given the opportunity to look forward to a place for Euro 2020 next summer.
This season, Icardi has scored 20 goals and has 4 assists in all competitions for PSG. The Argentinian striker lost his position to Edinson Cavani at a later stage. However, the contract of “El Matador” will expire in June and the club has not shown signs of sitting at the negotiating table. It is likely that defending champion Ligue 1 will consider former Inter Milan captain a long-term plan of the team.