Manchester United have been given a massive boost in their bid to sign a striker this summer as news emerge Inter Milan could be forced to sell Mauro Icardi this summer in order to fall in line with UEFA financial fair play laws. Icardi was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer but instead, he signed a deal with Inter but could be on the move this summer as a result of Inter Milan’s financial difficulties.
23-year-old who have also been linked with a move to both Arsenal and Chelsea has been very important player for Inter Milan in the serie A this season and should they lose him, it will be a massive blow. Inter’s vice President Javier Zanetti was quoted recently as saying;
“Icardi is our striker and our captain,” Zanetti, vice president of the club, said.
“We hope that Mauro can stay with us.”
This quote if true, it is a clear indication that keeping the Argentine doesn’t totally depend on Inter. The player himself could force a move away from the club and they will be powerless to force him to stay as they could do with the cash.
This situation will perfect play into Manchester United’s hand as they can easily take advantage to sign the striker who has of the time of writing this article has scored 14 goals and created 2 assists in 29 serie A games. Last season, he scored 23 goals and created 7 assists.
He is rated £35 million and likely to command £80,000 a week in wages.