PSG have dropped quite a bomb on the final day of the summer transfer window.
They had already signed Keylor Navas and sent Alphonse Areola on loan to Real Madrid, but they have bolstered their attack considerably by signing Mauro Icardi on a season-long loan deal. The Argentina international joins the Ligue 1 champions from Serie A outfit Inter Milan.
Per reports, Icardi’s deal will also have a €70m buy-option at the end of the 2019/20 season. In other words – if Icardi thrives at PSG, then he will join the Ligue 1 side on a permanent basis. But if he doesn’t settle on France, then he’d be forced to return to Italy ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
PSG have struck gold when signing Icardi. They needed a top attacking alternative considering the uncertainity surrounding Neymar’s fitness, as well as the injuries sustained by both Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. Having Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting as the lone option upfront just wasn’t enough for a team that has Champions League ambitions this term.
Icardi leaves Inter as one of the team’s most prolific players in recent years, but under criticism of the fanbase due to his apparent lack of commitment to the side.
The Argentina international ended scoring 17 goals in 37 appearances for the Neroazzurri side last season.