With less than an hour to go until the summer transfer window closes, PSG announced on Monday night the signing of Mauro Icardi, Inter Milan's 26-year-old international forward and eight-time international forward. The capital club has reached an agreement with its Italian counterpart for a one-year loan with call option. The player extended his contract until 2022 before committing to Paris.
In cold weather with his club but determined to stay, Icardi had refused offers from Naples, Roma and Monaco before claiming to be reinstated to the professional group, to no avail. Arrived in Italy in 2011, the striker scored 124 goals in 219 matches with Inter, most (111) in Serie A. In Paris, he will wear the number 18.
"I thank Paris Saint-Germain for the trust placed in me, reacted Icardi on the club's official website. I will do everything I can to help my new team go as far as possible in all competitions. PSG has become a stronghold of international football, which has attracted very great players in recent years. The performance dynamic is very strong in Paris, the ambitions are very high and I am sure that all the conditions are there to go even higher. And I can not wait to discover the Parc des Princes, a stadium known for its beauty and fervor! "