Ex-Inter Milan owner: Icardi is right to ask for a pay rise

MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 11: Mauro Emanuel Icardi of FC Internazionale celebrates his goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between FC Internazionale and PSV at San Siro Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Massimo Moratti accepts Mauro Icardi is within his rights to ask for a better salary, but he expects Inter Milan have a plan to keep him anyway

The Argentine striker has been at Inter for over five years and he’s developed into one of Europe’s most deadly strikers in that time.

So far this season, Icardi has scored 13 goals in 22 games in Inter’s Serie A and Champions League campaigns with the club keen to retain the services of their hitman.

But Icardi’s agent and wife, Wanda Nara, revealed this week that talks over a new contract are far from reaching its end with reports suggesting the couple are seeking €9m a season.

But, for former Inter owner Moratti, it’s the same old story and he added that he’s confident the club will sort it out.

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“Every year there’s the issue of Icardi’s renewal,” Moratti told Sport Mediaset, via Football-Italia.

“I think the player has the right to think about a better contract, but I think the club have formulated a strategy to keep him.

“Would I have given Icardi €8-9m? I don’t know how to relate the figures of the present to those of the past…”

Currently, Icardi is contracted at Inter until June 2021.

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