In the columns of As, Jorge Sampaoli, the coach of Argentina, has clearly announced that Mauro Icardi, the striker of Inter Milan, was close to Real Madrid.
In recent weeks, Inter Milan is no longer really progressing. This weekend, the Lombards had a hard time finding their forwards and could not do better than a draw (1-1) against the – very – modest SPAL team.
If the Interested seek to reinforce this winter, in particular by proposing a loan with option to buy Paris Saint-Germain concerning Javier Pastore, they could lose more than that as soon as next summer.
Indeed, their striker Mauro Icardi, the Argentinean center-forward of the Lombard club, who is renegotiating for a contract extension, could leave the residents of the Giuseppe Meazza stadium.
Courted for many months by Real Madrid, Icardi could go elsewhere. The Casa Blanca could accelerate from the winter transfer window to tear off the nose and beard of Inter during the next summer transfer window.
This is in any case what explains Jorge Sampaoli in the columns of As on Tuesday. « Icardi is observed and almost tempted by Real Madrid », began by explaining the coach of Albiceleste before going a little further. « In addition, he is now close to Real Madrid », then retorted the former coach of Chile when he was asked if Icardi would again be selected with Messi and other Di Maria. Anyway, Icardi could well shake the summer transfer window that will unfold, at least for its debut, during the World Cup.