Mauro Icardi has officially joined PSG on a season-long loan after signing a contract extension with Inter Milan.
According to Inter Milan’s official club website, inter.it the deal is done.
Their statement read:
“Internazionale Milano announces that Mauro Icardi has joined Paris Saint-Germain.”
“The Argentine forward has signed for the French club on an initial year-long loan with the option to make the deal permanent at the end of this period.”
“Simultaneously, Icardi has reached an agreement with FC Internazionale Milano to extend his contract until 30 June 2022.”
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— Inter (@Inter) September 2, 2019
It is believed that the loan deal will cost PSG five million Euros, and the option to buy is around the 70 million Euro mark.
Icardi’s departure from Inter Milan has been imminent since their very public falling out about six months ago. This saw the player stripped of the club captaincy and banished to train alone.
Only a few days ago though the player’s wife and agent Wanda Nara, posted a very cryptic clue and photo. The hint was that they were staying in Milan for another year.
There was the talk of club manager Antonio Conte extending an olive branch and inviting the player back into the first-team fold. The player was granted the number seven shirt in the official Inter Milan squad list.
This all turned sour when the player was later excluded from a team dinner. The hunt for a suitor was back on.
There were not many options this late in the transfer window and the Icardis’ had not been too kind to the potentially interested parties so far.
The player and his wife have been very public in their wish to relocate and that only a certain calibre of the city would do. The city of choice must suit both his and her careers.
Naples and Monaco were quite rudly rejected. While Turin was certainly acceptable.
However, it now appears that Paris will also do for the Icardi’s.
The player’s salary is rumored to be 7.5 million Euros for the duration of the loan.
🆕📝 Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce the signing of @MauroIcardi.
The 26-year-old Argentine striker joins the club on a one-season loan until 30 June 2020 with a purchase option.
He is the 16th player from Argentina in the history of the club.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 2, 2019