- Match Analysis
Since joining Inter Milan from Sampdoria back in 2013, Mauro Icardi 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 side.
The 25 year old enjoyed another great campaign with the Serie A giants last season, scoring 29 goals in 34 Serie A appearances and shared the Capocannoniere award with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile. He helped the club to finish 4th in the league, enabling them to return to the Champions League.
The Argentina international was heavily linked with an exit before transfer deadline with clubs like Real Madrid, Paris-Saint Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United were reportedly interested in signing him. It was also suggested that they were ready to pay his release clause €110 million.
His wife and representative Wanda Nara even admitted that big clubs are interested in signing him and are willing to pay his buy out clause.
However, the striker decided to stay with the club as a sign of loyalty and the club also had no intention of selling their talisman.
The Argentine has featured in 2 league games so far but scored a very important equalizer against Tottenham in his Champions League debut on Tuesday, once again showing his class. They went on to win the game 2-1.
Icardi is set to be rewarded for his goal scoring exploits with a new contract, according to Corriere della Sera.
His current deal expires in 2021, while it is expected he will be given a two-year extension that will see his release fee jump to €130 million from its current level at €110 million.