PSG Negotiates a €13M Discount With Inter Milan For Icardi

Mauro Icardi will be a Paris Saint-Germain player next season.

According to Sky Sport journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, PSG will pay Inter Milan €50 million with €7 million in add-ons to sign Icardi permanently after his season-long loan in the French capital.

Originally, Icardi’s loan to PSG included a €70 million option to buy clause, so the Ligue 1 champions (and one of the richest clubs in the world) negotiated a €13 million discount on one of the best goal-poachers in world football.

The reported conclusion to this deal is an interesting one for fans to digest considering Icardi was mostly absent once the calendar turned to January 2020. His goals dried up and he spent more time on the bench than on the pitch. He even sat out the two UEFA Champions League matches against Borussia Dortmund.

As curious as that is, there’s no denying Icardi’s quality. Overall, the 27-year-old striker netted 20 goals in 31 appearances. Hopefully, now that he has a permanent home in Paris, Icardi will be motivated to return to his early-season form and put in consistent performances for Les Parisiens.

For me, one thing I always wondered about when it comes to Icardi is whether he really wanted to be in France. It was reported that he wanted to return to Italy where his family is most comfortable.

However, earlier on Friday, Inter Milan’s sporting director, Piero Ausilio stated that “Mauro wants to stay at PSG.”

With Icardi off their books, Inter can now focus on other transfer business. Perhaps PSG’s all-time leading scorer Edinson Cavani could suit up for the Nerazzurri next season?

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