Galatasaray have confirmed their intention to recruit Mauro Icardi. The Istanbul club are negotiating a loan from the Argentinian with PSGwhich should support part of his emoluments. The conclusion of the transaction appears imminent.
Mauro Icardi has been training away from the professional group for several weeks. Christophe Galtier never intended to make him a place in his team and made it known at a press conference upon his arrival. However, the player has delayed in validating the idea of a departure and the clubs that can still recruit him are few. Galatasaray could win his signature in the next few hours.
On Monday evening, the Istanbul team’s coach, Okan Buruk, confirmed that discussions were underway for his arrival: “We want to complete the signings of Mauro Icardi and Kaan Ayhan as soon as possible. We want to strengthen our team with 2 or 3 additional players. We thought there would be more options, but there aren’t. I’m lucky, our president Mr. Erden, and all our managers are doing their best. As a coach, I’m very lucky.”he told reporters.
An XXL salary that is a concern
The operation could succeed through a loan, with partial payment of his salary by PSG. The Argentinian indeed receives emoluments that few clubs can afford. Under contract until June 2024, the player was recruited for 50 million euros in 2020. At that time, his rating was high and his agent had managed to negotiate a remuneration close to 10 million euros per season. And the native of Rosario has since disappointed: he has scored only 38 goals in 92 appearances in the Paris jersey.
Mauro Icardi is the last player on Luis Campos’ list of undesirables: the others have already left. Christophe Galtier should soon be able to rely solely on the restricted group he had wanted.
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Mauro Icardi (PSG) vs Atalanta | 1st half pic.twitter.com/TOPpl0fdHM
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