Why Icardi Decided to Stay at Paris Saint-Germain

Arriving on loan from Inter Milan last summer, Mauro Icardi made his stay with Paris Saint-Germain permanent in May. The prolific striker recently spoke with the club’s official website to discuss why he chose to remain in Paris.

“It was important for me to take a big step in my career. I am 27 years old. I spent a lot of time in Italy,” Icardi said. “I wanted to join a club like PSG to win titles and progress at the highest level. This is what made me want to change and evolve in my career.”

With the departure of Edinson Cavani, the striker responsibilities will now fall on the shoulders of Icardi. The Argentine had a strong start to his tenure but began tailing off in the second half.

Icardi’s goal drought led to PSG manager, Thomas Tuchel, going with Cavani for the two fixtures against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League. Now with El Matador gone, Icardi must regain his form from the first half.

With the Champions League resuming in August in a single-elimination format, Icardi will need to finish the scoring chances created by Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé.

PSG could become the favorites to win the most prestigious trophy in club football if Icardi is firing on all cylinders.

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