Last summer, Mauro Icardi was in search of a new club following a falling out at Inter Milan. Several Italian clubs expressed interest, including Juventus and Napoli, but ultimately, the Argentinian decided to go on a season-long loan to Paris Saint-Germain and now we know why.
“Some unpopular decisions proved to be well-founded in the long run,” Nara said. “My greatest gift is intuition. A couple of months ago, all of Italy was saying I was going to ruin my husband, that he should’ve joined Napoli or Juventus.”
“I felt something within me, a sixth sense, that women’s intuition we all have, that said: ‘Mauro has to leave Italy.’ It would’ve made our lives much easier to stay with an Italian club, but I thought only of what was best for him, not the whole family.”
“It was a Thursday when he left for Paris, we spent the weekend together, then on Monday, I woke up in our Milan apartment, alone with five kids. It was not an easy moment.”
So far, Nara’s intuition has been spot on. Icardi has scored 14 goals in 18 matches for Paris Saint-Germain and spearheads a potent attack that includes Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappé, and Neymar Jr.
PSG can sign Icardi permanently at the end of his loan for €65 million according to The Guardian and they would be wise to do so. Edinson Cavani is past his prime and is likely to leave on a free transfer this summer when his contract expires. Mbappé could play the striker role but that’s not his natural position.
Icardi is the ideal mix of age, quality, and price, and sporting director Leonardo would be wise to secure a deal as soon as possible to keep the 26-year-old in the French capital for years to come.
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