Despite a number of rumors linking Mauro Icardi with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his season-long loan from Inter Milan, the Ligue 1 champions signed the Argentine to a contract that will run until 2024.
Icardi’s loan included a €70 million option-to-buy clause and PSG not only activated it but they were able to negotiate a lesser fee with Inter Milan due to the financial impact of the coronavirus.
⚠ #PSG and Inter have come to an agreement over a deal for Mauro Icardi, RMC are reporting.
Fee = €50m + €5m bonus.
Clubs had until today to come to an agreement over the Argentine with respect to his loan agreement.
— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) May 31, 2020
In a recent interview with Gente, Wanda Icardi, Mauro’s wife, and agent discussed her negotiations with PSG and made it clear that the transfer rumors were just that…rumors.
“We had already given our word. The club knew of our intention to stay in Paris. Perhaps the credit is to have finished the sale in the middle of a pandemic.”
It’s comforting to know that Icardi wanted to stay in Paris considering his history of being somewhat of a loose cannon. He is one of the best goal-poachers in Europe and at 27-years-old, he’s in the prime of his career.
This season, Icardi netted 20 goals in 31 appearances. With Edinson Cavani expected to depart when his contract expires at the end of the season, Icardi will be the clear first-choice striker for manager Thomas Tuchel heading into next season.
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