Mauro Icardi’s wife/manager, Wanda Nara, has revealed that she had everything set for her husband’s switch to Paris Saint-Germain long before the deal has become official
After a wild summer of transfer rumors surrounding Icardi’s future, the Argentinean joined PSG from Inter Milan on deadline day, in Wanda Nara’s ‘desperate’ attempt to rejuvenate her husband’s career.
Juventus, Napoli, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and AS Monaco had all been looking to add the ex-Sampdoria talisman to their respective ranks, but the player was adamant he wants to stay at the Giuseppe Meazza.
However, even then, it had been a near-certainty that Icardi won’t be allowed to stay at the club where he enjoyed a rise to the stardom.
Since all his and Nara’s attempts to extend his stay at Inter came a cropper, Icardi has become aware that he has to find a new place to revive his career and stop a further decline.
Soon after shipping her husband to Ligue 1, Wanda Nara has admitted that PSG was an “ace up her sleeve.”
“If I waited until the last moment, it’s because I had an ace up my sleeve,” Nara confessed, according to Goal.com.
'Nobody knew, not even the kids'— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) September 5, 2019
Mauro Icardi's wife and agent Wanda Nara waited until the last moment to seal husband's move to PSGhttps://t.co/naiiWfDEzv
“Nobody knew, not even the kids. Mauro packed a small suitcase and left the rest to me.
“The kids go to school in Italy, so we’ll live between Milan and Paris. Of the three options we had, PSG was the worst for me, because I have to go back to live in Milan with the kids.
“But I thought of what was best for him. There were many important Italian clubs who wanted him, and it would’ve been easier.”
Due to his off-the-field activities, Icardi has gone from playing a pivotal role at Inter to becoming a liability Antonio Conte and the rest of the club’s management wanted to get rid off all summer long.
But, even though he is not the most popular figure at the moment, the former Barcelona youth academy product is still widely regarded as one of the most lethal strikers in Europe’s top-five leagues.
His remarkable attacking output of 124 goals scored in 219 appearances for the Nerazzurri deservedly puts him shoulder to shoulder with world’s best forwards.
Now, after securing his services, even for a year, the Parisians might have assembled the best strike force in Europe, the one that could help them achieve the elusive goal of winning the Champions League.
When Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe recover from injuries, and Neymar rejoins the squad, Thomas Tuchel will undoubtedly have devastating firepower at his disposal, the one capable of reaching the top of Europe.