When Paris Saint-Germain brought in Mauro Icardi, it was with the idea of replacing Edinson Cavani. However, since his arrival in 2019, the Argentine has failed to solidify himself as the starting striker in the French capital.
Furthermore, Kylian Mbappé has come away with the goal-scoring responsibilities. As a result, reports suggest PSG might be open to letting the 28-year-old depart, with Juventus expressing interest.
Nonetheless, French football journalist Arnaud Hermant stated on L’Equipe du Soir (via Canal Supporters) that the sale of Icardi might not be a good idea on the part of Les Parisiens.
“I’m not sure that would be a very good idea. After that depends, if Juve offers 40 or 45 million euros, then it may be necessary to give it up. But there is another problem, is that at PSG, you may have Mbappé, Messi, Neymar, Di Maria, after behind there is no other attacker,” Hermant said.
Whatever the opinion is regarding Icardi, there’s no striker behind Mbappé, so should the 23-year-old go down with injury or need a match off, then PSG has no reliable striker to put in goals for PSG.
Should the Ligue 1 side part ways with Icardi, they might have to find a replacement for the Argentine to have as a backup for Mbappé.