Mauro Icardi will become the Paris Saint-Germain player this season after the Parisians reached the agreement with Inter Milan over a permanent deal
Icardi arrived at PSG on a season-long loan last summer after falling out of favor at the Giuseppe Meazza and has quickly established himself as a first-team regular.
The prolific striker immediately fit in Thomas Tuchel’s attacking set-up alongside the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, racking up 20 goals and four assists in 2019/20 before the coronavirus pandemic gripped football.
Although some recent claims suggested that the reigning Ligue 1 champions will not exercise the option to make the deal permanent following a financial fallout, Icardi will stay at Paris eventually.
PSG have agreed a deal with Inter to sign Mauro Icardi for an initial €50m, according to Sky Italy 👀 pic.twitter.com/Wslh4mcW6Y— Goal (@goal) May 29, 2020
According to the reputable British publication, The Guardian, PSG have reached an agreement with Inter Milan on the basis of €50m, plus €7m in add-ons to keep hold of the Argentinean forward.
Arguably one of the most prolific strikers in Europe’s top-five leagues over the past few years, Icardi will be a long-term replacement for Edinson Cavani, who is expected to move one when his contract runs out in the summer.
Considering that Icardi’s transfer secured the Nerazzurri a substantial amount of money, they might now be in a position to consider keeping hold of Lautaro Martinez.
The 22-year-old Argentinean is Barcelona’s top transfer target for the upcoming transfer window, but the Serie A giants have so far been reluctant to discuss their star’s sale.