After the decision to remove the captain’s armband, the future of Mauro Icardi at Inter is increasingly uncertain, even according to the bookmakers. According to betting agencies, Real Madrid were the favourites to sign the Argentinian striker, while Barcelona and Juventus behind Los Blancos.
But now, the story has changed. Italian journalist Valer De Maggio, spoke on Radio Kiss Kiss about the Icardi-case. The Argentinean is being linked with a move to Juventus and, for sure, his future at Inter is not safe anymore after that he was removed as the team’s captain. As a consequence, Icardi refused to travel to Wien with the rest of the team.
“I think Inter know Icardi has already an agreement with Juventus. Inter are a big club and Marotta is a top director. Remove his captaincy is a big decision and I insist that, for me, Icardi has already reached an agreement with Juventus”, De Maggio said.
Icardi: first than Cristiano
Before Cristiano Ronaldo completed his €100 million move from Real Madrid to Juventus, it was an Inter Milan forward who was the Bianconeri’s primary transfer target, according to Juve’s sporting director.
“We had a meeting, it was early June”, Paratici told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I had a thought about (Gianluigi) Buffon leaving, the team having won seven championships, and having had a tough Champions League exit. So something had to be done to motivate the squad”.
“I met with (Juve chairman) Andrea (Agnelli), (vice chairman) Pavel (Nedved), and we all agreed. We must give the entire environment a shock. A positive shock that can project Juventus over certain limits”.
“There are two ways to motivate the team. The first way? It was to buy Icardi and unleash an incredible fiasco, or we can sign Cristiano Ronaldo”.