The two faces of Icardi coin: Inter's plan and what the player actually wants...
THE TWO FACES OF ICARDI COIN
For Inter, he is not for sale and the renewal will come only later in the summer. Perhaps too far for his family…
The truth is only known by those who are directly involved. Those who are outside can interpret words, evaluating every last detail. Will the future of Icardi and Inter still be together? Or will the road be divided?
The clause - On one hand, the club has been repeating a very clear concept for some time: there is a release clause valid from 1st to 15th of July which allows a foreign club to sign Mauro for 110 million euros without even negotiating with the club, but only with the representatives of Icardi. So, during that period, anything can happen but before and after, the power is in the hands of Inter. The club of Suning has no intention to sit at a table to negotiate the sale of its captain. There is no openness to a transfer, not even to settle the balance sheet with an exceptional capital gain that would make the imaginary little man of Financial Fair Play smile.
The plan - The club of Zhang Jindong is planning to be within the financial parameters set by UEFA through other sales. To Inter, Icardi is and will remain its formidable attacking weapon next season. Renewal is not a priority simply because there are no offers from any club on the table right now. The new contract (current one expires in 2021) will certainly be more than five million euros, reaching about 6.5 plus bonuses. Contacts between parties have been both informal and formal but a point of balance that satisfies all is still missing. The club’s strong position, however, allows Inter and Piero Ausilio to reflect and to think first of other situations. Inter believe that after having chased the Champions League for so long, now that Icardi has conquered it, his desire will be playing with the Inter shirt. The club is absolutely convinced of the “Interism” within the Argentinian and that he wants to keep going with the black and blue colors.
Icardi’s family - But what about the player or those who are representing him? So far, no official statement from Icardi, not even through social media, but between the lines, there is disappointment. Disappointment that arises from the fact that a contract extension, at least to him, seemed to be a priority to “lock up” a player who has scored 107 goals in 182 games with this shirt and that thanks to his goals, Inter remained in the CL race and reached it in the end. Icardi and his entourage expected to see a greater desire to close talk before going on holidays. In short, for now calmness resists because holidays are close and also because Inter have no offer in hand to worry about the future of its captain. With the passing of upcoming weeks, at the end of relaxation (Icardi and his family are about to leave) and with the resumption of training (mid July), talks will surely return. With everybody in Appiano Gentile, it will be easier to shorten times and ways to find agreement.