When Paris Saint-Germain brought in Mauro Icardi, the Argentine was supposed to be the long-term replacement for Edinson Cavani. However, replacing a club legend is never an easy task, but the capital club felt that the Inter Milan version of Icardi would be a suitable heir apparent.
“[Icardi] saves PSG, but that does not save his match in reality. From the start of the match, he has an opportunity, and he has to put it to the bottom. He is not confident. He doesn’t have the DNA to play with this PSG,” Salomon said.
“He’s not there at all. Physically, we feel he is absent. He keeps the instinct of the scorer, but his record remains catastrophic. For me, this player is lost for PSG. He must go and do six months elsewhere.”
Nonetheless, it hasn’t worked out as Les Parisiens would have hoped. Icardi has not taken over the striker position. In fact, Kylian Mbappé moved into the striker role, and if he extends his contract, it appears to be his position in the future.
The January transfer window is set to open, and Icardi is one of the names that PSG would like to part ways with should a suitable offer arise. Juventus reportedly offered a swap deal, but PSG rejected that proposal down.