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Since joining Inter Milan from Sampdoria in 2013, Mauro Icardi settled quickly and has been an indispensable part of the team. He has established himself as one of the best strikers in the world over the last few seasons with the Italian giants.
The 25 year old enjoyed another great season with the club, scoring 29 goals and assisting 1 in 34 Serie A appearances, sharing Capocannoniere award with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile.
The Argentine’s form has caught attention of many top European clubs like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United and according to reports they are willing to pay his release clause €110 million to sign him this summer.
Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara has even confirmed that many clubs want to sign are willing to pay his buy-out clause but the player’s priority is the Serie A club.
Nara told Radio Metro on the chances of a big-money deal being done: “There are some big clubs ready to pay the release clause, which is very high, but considering the figures that are circulating in football right now and the kind of player Mauro is, it’s not even that remarkable.
“There are many clubs putting pressure on, but his priority is Inter. There will be a meeting with their director of sport and the priority as of today is to stay here.”
Nara added: “It irritates me when people underestimate Mauro, as he is wanted by the three best teams in the world.
“We’ll see what he does with Inter, the situation is he’ll either sign a renewal or leave, but the priority is to remain here and resolve the issue before we can go on vacation.”
The Argentina International could be tempted to stay in Italy as the Inter have finished 4th in the league will play in the Champions League next season. He will have a free summer in which to discuss his future with current and potential future employers after being left out of Argentina’s squad for World Cup 2018.