Three clubs that could rescue Icardi from PSG
Paris Saint-Germain’s signing of Lionel Messi will undoubtedly push the Ligue 1 side to the top of many predictions for this season’s Champions League.
However, while fans in Paris may be celebrating the news, one player at the club that may be cursing his luck is Mauro Icardi.
The Argentina international was already on a shaky peg at PSG but now it seems as though he’ll be struggling for any game time at all this season.
So if Icardi is to draw a line under his time in France, where could he go before the end of the summer transfer window?
While Tottenham Hotspur fans may not want to seriously consider the thought of Harry Kane leaving the club this window, the club need to put plans in place to replace the England international and Icardi could be a cheap and easy player to bring in and lighten the blow.
Even if Spurs do keep their star striker, at the moment there isn’t a single back-up forward on the bench that can lead the line and dominate in the penalty box like Kane. Icardi could be a useful loan or permanent signing this season for the London club with or without Kane still in the squad.
Another struggling club from the English capital that could undoubtedly use some inspiration up front is Arsenal. Following their opening day defeat to Brentford, Mikel Arteta’s side look in real trouble and fans will be demanding that some additional fire power is added and done on the double.
Whether Icardi is the right man for Arteta’s system remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt that he’d fancy his chances to better the 13 league goals Alexandre Lacazette managed for the Gunners last season. If Arsenal need someone to score them goals, they could do a lot worse than a player that bagged 121 goals in 219 Serie A games.
It may seem a little too obvious to suggest that Icardi should simply return to Inter this summer, but there are certainly plenty of reasons as to why it would be a good move for the player and the Italian club.
Not only are Inter on the hunt for a new striker following the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea last week, but a deal that involved a cut-down price for the striker or indeed a loan signing with an obligation to buy in the future would also help the club’s precarious financial situation.