Argentine forward Mauro Icardi has joined Paris Saint-Germain from Inter Milan in the dying hours of deadline day on a loan deal. The deal also includes an option to buy for PSG for €65 million. For now the Parisians will pay €8m, with a €2m bonus to have him for the season.
Reflecting on his switch to PSG, Icardi told PSG TV: “I’m very happy, delighted.
“It’s a major step in my career, and a great opportunity to join a top club like Paris Saint-Germain. I hope to live great things here.
“Being able to play alongside these very talented players is amazing. The decision was easy to make, I’ve come to Paris because I wanted to play with them.
“I know the Argentines obviously, and I know [Edinson] Cavani. And I have met Neymar Jr. I am proud to become their team-mate.
“I am a striker, I like to score goals. It’s going to be great to play up front with the amazing attacking players that are in this squad.
“It’s always special to play against rivals. This is what makes football so great. I have played against Juve, Milan, these are major games. I am looking forward to playing these games in France now.
“I never played at the Parc des Princes, it will be a first for me. I will be able to tell you what it’s like then!”
Icardi was clearly unhappy in his last few days at Inter and now a new club might just rejuvenate the striker to do his best again.