One of the marquee transfer sagas of this upcoming summer is whether or not Paris Saint-Germain will trigger the €70 million option to buy clause on Mauro Icardi’s loan deal.
When it comes to PSG’s side of things, there appears to be an internal conflict on what to do with the 27-year-old striker. However, for Inter Milan, they’ve yet to discuss this matter according to ESPN (via Culture PSG).
Recently, vice president of the Italian club, Javier Zanetti, spoke with the four-letter network surrounding the non-issue that is Icardi for them.
“We haven’t talked about the transfer window yet. There is currently a global problem; the most important thing is health,” Zanetti said. “Then it will be time to talk about all these things.”
Zanetti is right in the sense that there are more essential matters at hand with COVID-19 currently putting the entire football world on hold. Furthermore, it’s written in stone that Inter want nothing to do with their former captain, which is why it’s no longer a talking point.
Whether it’s with PSG or somewhere else, Icardi will no longer suit up for Inter, and although the Argentine wants to return to Italy, there are very few options for him. Clubs that can pay him don’t need a striker, and the ones that could use an upgrade at the position can’t afford his wages.
So, what to do with Icardi? We’ll just have to wait and see how this one plays out.
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