Mauro Icardi leaves Inter, signs for PSG
A major European transfer has been completed on Sunday between Inter Milan and PSG, as Mauro Icardi has secured a permanent a move to the French capital.
Mauro Icardi had been on loan at PSG this season from Inter.
Icardi has played 31 times for PSG, scoring 20 goals and chalking up 4 assists.
Now, PSG have exercised an option to sign the 27-year-old Argentine striker on a permanent deal.
On Sunday PSG confirmed they’ve signed Mauro Icardi on a 4-year contract.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are reportedly paying €50m plus bonuses to Inter.
Those bonuses are understood to be worth between €3m to €7m.
Mauro Icardi signs Paris Saint-Germain contract until 30 June 2024
Paris Saint-Germain are delighted to announce the signing of Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal, following the striker’s loan from Inter Milan during the 2019-2020 season.https://t.co/fynMzu5Uw6 pic.twitter.com/3M48PSsXHh
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) May 31, 2020
The 27-year-old Argentina international, has signed a four-year deal with the capital club until 30 June 2024.
Sixteenth Argentinian to play for the club, the Rosario-born player made 31 appearances for the Rouge et Bleu in 2019- 2020, scoring 20 goals and providing 4 assists pic.twitter.com/Hgro0KPrdk
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) May 31, 2020
Icardi’s move to PSG could be bad news for Barcelona
Reporter Marcelo Bechler has argued that Icardi’s move to Paris might have a negative impact on Barcelona’s future plans in the transfer market.
Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move for Inter striker Lautaro Martinez.
However, Marcelo Bechler now believes that Inter are in a strong position to reject any offer from Barcelona for their Argentine attacker as they’ve added 50 million euros to their bank account.
According to Marcelo Bechler, there’s now “no urgency” for Inter to sell Lautaro Martinez.
Venda de Icardi pro PSG é ruim pro Barcelona. Inter receberá €59M entre venda, empréstimo e variáveis.
Com dinheiro em caixa, Inter deixa de ter qualquer urgência para aceitar negociar por Lautaro.
Como já havia sido dito durante a semana, multa (€110M) ou nada.
— Marcelo Bechler (@marcelobechler) May 31, 2020
Lautaro Martinez will join Barcelona, say Ole
Ten days ago, Argentinian newspaper Ole published a strongly worded report claiming that Inter’s Lautaro Martinez will join Barcelona.
Ole could hardly be more emphatic with their reporting, labelling the transfer “the dream that will come true”, while telling their readers that “the details of a million dollar transfer are finalised.”
It was also reported that Barcelona and Inter Milan are said to be in constant contact during the pandemic.
Ole say “Lautaro Martínez is very close – too close – to being a Barcelona player.”
Lautaro Martinez has a 111 million euro release clause in his Inter Milan contract, which only expires in 2023.
🚨 ATENCIÓN: Lautaro Martínez se prueba la camiseta del Barcelona. Según le confiaron a Olé, se ultiman los detalles de una transferencia millonaria. Messi ya espera al Toro… ⚽️🇦🇷https://t.co/XuqSLmGf14
— Diario Olé (@DiarioOle) May 21, 2020
Icardi: The anti-Juventus clause
It’s also been reported that Inter Milan inserted an anti-Juventus clause into their contract with PSG.
Accordingly, if PSG sell Icardi on in the future to another Italian club, the French club have agreed to pay Inter Milan an additional 15 million euros.
🚨 OFFICIAL: Mauro Icardi is staying at PSG!
The French champions will pay €50m to Inter, who will receive an extra €15m if he is sold on to another Italian club.
That means you, Juventus… 👀 pic.twitter.com/2YbiKLAjIh
— Goal (@goal) May 31, 2020
How Icardi’s move will impact Edinson Cavani
Most now believe that Icardi’s transfer to PSG signals the end of Edinson Cavani’s remarkable career at the club.
Cavani, 33, is out of contract in PSG this summer, meaning he’s likely played his final match for the Parisians.
Remember, unlike the Premier League, the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season has been ended due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Cavani is PSG’s all-time record goalscorer.
— Vitaozn_ (@Vitaozn4) May 31, 2020
This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.
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