Argentine striker Mauro Icardi has completed a permanent move to Paris Saint-German from Inter Milan after the Ligue 1 club triggered the purchase option in Icardi’s contract.
Icardi moved to PSG on loan last year after his relationship with Inter Milan’s hierarchy went sour, and a return to San Siro looked unlikely.
The first half of Icardi’s 2019/2020 season at PSG turned out fruitful, as he encountered little difficulty displacing Edison Cavani from the PSG’s starting XI, and forming a formidable strike partnership with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Although his form seemed to nose dive at the beginning of the year, he managed to finish the shortened Ligue 1 2019/2020 season with 12 goals in 20 appearances.
Piero Ausilio, Sporting Director at Inter Milan, recently confirmed that PSG’s option to snap up Mauro Icardi was due to expire on May 31, and the French Champions made their move in the nick of time, with the Argentine international signing a deal with PSG which runs until June 2024.
A statement from Inter Milan read: “FC Internazionale Milano announces the transfer of Mauro Icardi to Paris Saint-German. The club would like to thank the player for the six seasons he spent with us, and we wish him the best for his future professional career.”
Rumors have it that PSG will pay an initial fee of €50million, but it’s likely the deal reaches €57million.