Icardi, roulez boulet

Icardi, roulez boulet

Mauro Icardi will not be at Paris Saint-Germain’s first game of the season at the Parc des Princes, this Saturday night against Montpellier. This week, Christophe Galtier announced that the Argentine striker had joined “the afternoon session group” , a polite name for the Parisian loft, and publicly advised him to find a new base. Obviously after two years in which his history with Wanda Nara, his wife and his agent, relegated his with PSG to the background.

on 08/13/2022 at 20:45

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In ten years or even a little less, it is not impossible that the name of Mauro Icardi will be one of the great forgotten when it comes to remembering the former PSG squad, on the occasion of a contest or an evening with friends. The marriage between the two, however, made the fans of the capital club salivate, convinced of having a scorer, a real one, capable of stringing pawns like pearls during the same season. On this point, they were not wrong. When he arrived on loan to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2019, the 26-year-old Icardi had a reputation as a hothead, but above all he was a formidable surface fox. With the Inter shirt he still weighs 124 goals (and 29 assists) in 219 games. He is promising, very promising, and his first season in France, quite correct until the interruption of the championships due to Covid-19 (20 goals, 4 offers), even pushes PSG to make him the fifth most expensive signing in history. . of the club paying the 50 million euros requested by the leadership Nerazzurri (He has risen to sixth place since the arrival of Achraf Hakimi). Then, the light went out, passing football to the background in the relationship between Icardi and Paris. Today, it is not even a question of finding a place for it in the new system put in place by Christophe Galtier or of thinking of a possible association with the three attacking stars. PSG just want to get rid of him. As soon as possible.

“He has been part of the club for two years. To unsubscribe a player you have to pay a lot of money and it is not like that. »
Wanda Nara on Argentine TV

Between Paris and Icardi, the divorce is consummated

To find the trace of a goal by Mauro Icardi in an official match, you have to go back to a time when the heat wave was not relevant at all. It was a December afternoon, between a penalty converted against Feignies-Aulnoye in the French Cup and Christmas, in the cold duck of Moustoir, where the Argentine had dampened the enthusiasm of the Bretons by advancing a Hakimi cross with a header. , allowing PSG to snatch the equalizing point from him in added time. Since then, Icardi hasn’t shaken the nets or even the opposing defenses, contenting himself with wandering the pitch and shining with his very low number of balls touched when he is not injured. This is a good summary of the last two years, more marked by his love affair with Wanda Nara, his wife and adviser, than by his performance on the field (5 goals in 30 games last season, 1,300 playing minutes). The arrival of a new coach can sometimes shuffle the cards, that of Christophe Galtier on the PSG bench hasn’t changed a thing. Like Luis Campos, who would like to find a way out for Icardi, the coach no longer has the striker, who, however, was all smiles with the Champions Trophy last month, in Tel Aviv, after having spent the match in the dock.

Two days before the reception of Montpellier in Ligue 1, the Parisian coach formalized the “transfer” of the striker in the loft made up of Julian Draxler, Ander Herrera, Rafinha, Layvin Kurzawa or even Idrissa Gueye, among others. “He joined the group for the afternoon sessions.confirmed at a press conference. I leave the (undesirable) term to you. I saw Mauro at the beginning of the week. His absence was linked to a choice and nothing else. I saw him to tell him that I will further restrict the group I don’t want to play to 25 outfield players. I don’t know about his wishes. The club is working closely with Mauro to find the best possible solution. He had very little playing time and I think it is better that he revives. He didn’t lose everything like that, but it’s true that it’s been difficult for two years. Changing location, finding a more favorable place allows you to relaunch yourself in a race. » A polite way of showing him the way out. Only there are not many clubs that can boast of having a player under contract until 2024, whose salary is estimated at 800,000 euros gross per month. Recently, the Argentine television channel TyC Sport raised the possibility that Icardi could recover on loan at Manchester United or Galatasaray. But the transfer window closes in less than three weeks and the Argentine clan will have to make concessions. Wanda Nara took advantage of Galtier’s development to send a clear message to PSG during an intervention against Maite Penori, Argentine television presenter: “He has been part of the club for two years. To unsubscribe a player you have to pay a lot of money and it is not like that. » Divorce is never easy.

By Clement Gavard

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