Chelsea deems Icardi’s situation an opportune one to suit their attacker requirements. With the Argentine loaned to Paris, his return to Inter doesn’t seem possible. Frank Lampard has always insisted that his team definitely needs new players. With the Ziyech deal done, Icardi’s situation presents a great chance to equip the Blues.
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Chelsea: Needs amid contract crisis
Chelsea has a primarily 2 sets of players under Lampard. The first has ‘their very own’ youngsters, with promising spells from Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Reece James, and Billy Gilmour. Perhaps, the rise of academy graduates has effectively resisted the blow Chelsea faced with the transfer ban.
The other set has the player with loads of experience but has thimbleful time left in their contracts. The likes of Oliver Giroud, Willian, and Pedro are all set to leave Stamford Bridge. While Kante is off injured, he has attracted interest from Los Blancos, who are looking to replace Modric. The Croat turned 34 in September and it is obvious Zidane is looking for alternatives.
Real Madrid has snapped Chelsea lynchpins previously too. Courtois and Hazard have kissed the badge while Kante looks to follow. Naturally, Lampard will aim to house experience at Chelsea. That is where 27-year-old Mauro Icardi comes in.
Icardi: ‘Too superficial’
“Icardi,for the common good, cannot be part of Inter’s future. He is too superficial”
–Inter Ultras (to Football Italia)
Mauro Icardi’s position at Inter went from bad to worse under Spalletti. Initially, he lost his armband and then the club fanatics confirmed he doesn’t have a future at Inter.
“Nobody is doubting his technical qualities as a player, but the problem is and always will be tied to his mentality and the attitude he has towards the rest of the squad that he cannot and will never change. That proves he is a player who, for the common good, cannot be part of Inter’s future. He is too superficial”, they told Football Italia.
Icardi was thereby loaned to Paris Saint Germain where he has an impressive 17 goals in 26 Ligue 1 appearances. He, as a player has never been a bad one – it’s his off-field activities that have stained his impression. His wife and agent Wanda Icardi, has reportedly told PSG that he intents to return to Italy.
The club’s Vice-President and former Inter legend Javier Zanetti expressed his doubt over Icardi’s return too. “I don’t know, I don’t think so. But right now, we’re not talking about the transfer market, the most important thing is health. Then we’ll have time to think about it”, Zanetti told ESPN.