Prolific Argentina Striker To Leave Serie A? Manchester United And Chelsea Must Fight To Sign World Class Striker
There are not too many world class centre-forwards on the market these days so when one becomes available, there is likely to be a fight for their services.
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi could be the name on everyone's lips in the summer with the Argentinean forward in the middle of a crisis with his current club. The Nerazzurri stalwart has this week been stripped of the captaincy at the club due to remarks made by his agent, and wife, Wanda last weekend.
The pair are known to be one of the most difficult in football to deal with and this could be their latest play to secure the star forward another new contract at San Siro but most believe that a parting of the ways when the transfer window opens is now likely.
Icardi has been linked with a transfer away from Inter on a number of occasions but this could now be the time for him to finally make the move away from the Serie A giants and he isn't likely to be short of suitors
Chief among them will surely be Chelsea and Manchester United with both Premier League clubs in dire need of some extra firepower up front.
Chelsea have been unable to replace Diego Costa over the past year or two and with Gonzalo Higuain only on loan at the Bridge, a player of the class of Icardi could be exactly what the doctor ordered.
Similar comments apply to the Manchester United squad with Romelu Lukaku failing to be the striker they need since his big money move and with only Marcus Rashford as a genuine centre-forward on their books, they must be thinking about making some moves in the market.
The Argentinean does bring with him baggage (his wife) but he also brings with him a stunning scoring record of 119 goals in 210 Serie A matches. Still only 25, Icardi is a proper fox in the box striker who will score goals for any team provided he has the ammunition, and it could be that Inter have finally lost patience with one of their key players.
The Barcelona youth product has endured a tough time with the Inter Milan ultras but has always managed to stay put but this latest controversy may prove to be a bridge too far for one of the most prolific goalscorers in world football.
Expect the speculation to continue and don't be surprised if Manchester United and Chelsea are at the head of the queue.
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