Paris Saint-Germain’s decision regarding the future of Mauro Icardi could have a devastating impact on Inter Milan.
As you know, Icardi is at PSG on a season-long loan from Inter and the newly crowned Ligue 1 champions have the option to buy the Argentinian striker at the end of the season if they so choose.
However, the coronavirus pandemic has had an economic impact on PSG with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi stating that he expects “colossal losses.”
According to ESPN‘s Gab Marcotti, if PSG decides to not pay the €80 million for Icardi (we’ve seen the buyout clause at €70 million), the 27-year-old would go back to Inter and completely wreck their budget.
“One source familiar with the situation described Icardi’s return as ‘blowing a giant hole in Inter’s budget,'” Marcotti writes.
The football insider clarifies that Inter’s net spend last season was approximately €110 million. If Icardi returns, not only would the Serie A club not receive the €80 million from the sale of their striker, but they would have to take on his €14 million-per-season salary.
This season, Icardi has scored 20 goals in 31 appearances but was left out of PSG’s two matches against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League despite being healthy.
I’m afraid Inter will have to sweat this situation out to see what PSG will do with Icardi.
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