Inter Milan should look forward to a promising season but the same cannot be said about Mauro Icardi who has become a persona non grata at the club
Mauro Icardi is one those rare talents who have the ability to change the outcome of games even when they’re not on song.
There are times when the gifted Argentine striker does things that would blow you away. During testing times, when Inter Milan were struggling for consistency, Mauro Icardi was the one bright light who would give everything for his club.
Things changed quite a bit last season though.
His wife and agent, Wanda Nara, chose to go against the club on live TV and even went on to rant about the club in the social media. That issue became such a thing that no one even remembers why it all started.
All that is remembered now is that the Icardis are not getting along with anything that has to do with Inter Milan.
Wanda’s indiscretions though, have affected Mauro Icardi the most. First he was relegated to the bench and then he was stripped off captaincy. Once that was done, Icardi was later banned from training with the first team.
And although he did come back, things had changed.
In his absence, young Lautaro Martinez had become the club’s leading forward. The youngster definitely filled in well for the Italians and showed just why he is seen as the club’s future.
With his fellow countryman all set to play a major role at the club next season, the same cannot be said of Mauro Icardi.
New manager, Antonio Conte is not too keen on working with the striker who he sees as a troublemaker. Moreover, with the club eyeing a new striker (either Romelu Lukaku or Edin Dzeko), Mauro Icardi is not going to get much game time.
This is going to make things very complicated for the striker who is already in the wilderness with the national team.
The striker cannot afford to see little action next season.
We’ve seen how a striker’s form gets eroded when he is not playing top level football on a regular basis. The case of Gonzalo Higuain is there for everyone to see.
If the same happens to Mauro Icardi it would be a shame. The man is too good of a striker to be warming the bench or watching games from the stands just because he happens to have a wife who speaks too much on the TV or social media.
Juventus have been linked with the striker but so far, nothing has happened. At present, suitors aren’t cooing over the prospect of signing one of the most talented players in the world.
In a bid to ensure that he doesn’t fade into obscurity, Mauro Icardi has to get things right.
The striker needs to convince people that he is going to be a better version of himself. The same can be done for his wife too who needs to see that her rants are ruining her husband’s career. If the player shows willingness to turn a new leaf, suitors will make their move.
However, Inter Milan are unlikely to give the striker another chance so a move away from the San Siro is needed.