Juventus are linked with a Paris Saint-Germain striker as the Bianconeri gear up for a summer revamp after a substandard season.
The 2020/21 season has been a reality check for Juventus who seemed to have been on course towards winning their 10th consecutive Scudetto. Instead, the Bianconeri were sent crashing out by Porto in the Champions League and now are on the verge of playing in the Europa League next season as they are currently placed fifth on the league table.
Finding the back of the net has been a constant issue for Andrea Pirlo’s players as they have often been too reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo to shoulder the burden. However, the former Real Madrid forward has delivered when called upon but still requires support in the goal-scoring department.
Calico Mercato reports that Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauro Icardi has been identified as a potential signing for next summer. The Argentine is on a contract until 2024 with PSG but has failed to impress Mauricio Pochettino who is open to the idea of selling the former Inter Milan striker. With just 12 goals in all competitions this season, Icardi could be sold in the summer.
At Juventus, the 28-year-old would be handed an important role as a certain starter in the eleven which is an important factor since Icardi is in the prime years of his career. Andrea Pirlo has often played with a two striker approach this season with Ronaldo and Morata being his two options. The latter has performed well but has been rather inconsistent and is expected to head back to Atletico Madrid next season as his loan deal expires.
Mauro Icardi can be slotted into the starting eleven alongside Cristiano Ronaldo next season to form a lethal strike partnership. The former Inter Milan striker was one of the best forward’s in Serie A during his stay at the San Siro scoring 124 goals in all competitions for Inter.
The 28-year-old is valued at 55 million euros, however, Juventus could attempt to settle the deal for a lower transfer fee after incurring significant losses during the pandemic. However, the only issue would be meeting the player’s wage demands as Juve could lose out on a huge chunk of revenue next season if they end up playing in the Europa League.
What do you make of this situation? Should Juventus consider signing Icardi and is it actually possible?