So the search for Arsenal’s new striker is still wide open, but with Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata seemingly out of the running, could it be that Arsene Wenger has now set his sights on Mauricio Icardi?
Tottenham have been linked with the 23 yearold hitman, but surely he is unlikely to be first choice at White Hart Lane with Harry Kane set to occupy that space for the forseeable future. The rumours have been saying that Inter Milan have set his price at 60m Euros (51m GBP) but his wife (and agent) Wanda Nara has revealed there is no buyout clause in his contract.
She said: From what I can see, Inter have put Icardi up for sale,” she told Italian website calciomercato.com.
“There are many clubs interested. We will evaluate the situation with all due respect for everyone.”
“Mauro would be very sad to leave Inter, but we’ve understood the club’s economic situation and evidently they cannot hold Icardi back,” Nara added.
“There is no release clause in his contract and we hope Inter won’t ask for a sum that is outside the market value, but rather suited to his contract.”
In my opinion, 60m Euros is not such a bad sum for a 23 year-old that scores goals for fun in the notoriously tough Serie A league. He will definitely have a resale value if Wenger considers that important, but more importantly for the fans we will have real competition for Olivier Giroud up front next season.
Should Wenger go for the Argentinian international?