Mauro Icardi stays in Paris. The Argentine striker, on loan from Inter Milan this season, has signed a four-year contract until 2024 with the Paris club, which on Sunday announced that it had used the opportunity to buy.
The last transfer was in the pipeline in recent days, it is now official: Mauro Icardi was definitely recruited by Paris Saint-Germain who took advantage of the option to buy Inter Milan, on Sunday, May 31, the Parisian club was announced on its website.
With 20 goals in 31 games, the 27-year-old Argentine striker did everything to pressure PSG to recruit him definitively. Given the new economic context, Parisian leaders have managed to reduce the size of the operation “to less” by EUR 60 million, against EUR 70 million initially, according to the French sports press and Italian.
This is the first major transfer to Europe since the crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recruited in late August 2019, the Argentine international made an excellent first part of the season with 14 goals – 9 in the French Championship and 5 in the Champions League – before marking the time after the winter break.
His final recruitment could serve as Edinson Cavani’s departure at the end of the contract on June 30. his age (33 years) and his introduction of compensation would have been an obstacle for its leaders.
Other projects for the Parisian club
With losses estimated internally at more than EUR 200 million after the end of Ligue1, the necessary reduction of a salary exceeding EUR 300 million in high places is required.
At the end of the contract on June 30, Captain Thiago Silva (35 years), who like Cavani a XXL salary, risks not being retained in the capital, as do Thomas Meunier and Layvin Kurzawa.
In anticipation of a possible resumption of the Champions League in August, PSG Leonardo’s sports director still has other hot issues to solve.
Secure stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappé’s Parisian future, renew a workforce that could possibly be amputated from several historical executives and receive the signing of the first professional contract for academy nuggets like Tanguy Kouassi and Adil Aouchiche (age 17), much sought after by the four corners of Europe .