According to some of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, the Italian club Internazionale are so concerned about Arsenal signing their Argentina international star in the January transfer window or during next summer, that they are set to offer Mauro Icardi a new and improved contract.
A report by The Mirror claims that Inter are planning to include a huge release clause of close to £200 million in the striker’s new deal to fend off any attempt by Arsene Wenger to sign their player for the Gunners. Now while I feel that a release clause of this size would surely do the trick and stop Arsenal’s interest, I also reckon it is not really necessary.
One are in which Arsenal seem to be pretty well set is our forward line, with the in form England striker Danny Welbeck providing strong competition for the likes of Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez and the new summer signing Alexandre Lacazette.
24-year old Icardi looks a good player and already has five goals from just three games so far this season after scoring 26 in the previous one, but is he really the right transfer target for Arsenal in January?