COMPLETE CHAOS - Inter don't like Wanda's action and provocation, requested to negotiate with an intermediary. Big fine to Icardi...
THORN WORTH 100 THOUSAND
The punch of Marotta: big fine of 100 thousand for the late return from holidays.
Wanda provokes: “Renewal is not close, other teams want Mauro.”
INTER-ICARDI, SPARKS FLY
The hard line of Marotta: big fine to Mauro.
And Wanda provokes: “Renewal is very far away…”
An extra day away from the club costs the captain 100 thousand euros.
Tense situation, response from wife-agent: “There are other clubs that want Mauro, it is not logical to sign at this figure.”
Returning to training 45 minutes late: Lautaro will also be disciplined.
There is a captain - Mauro Icardi - who made sure that he returned to Milan a day late. There is a wife-agent named Wanda Nara who expresses dissatisfaction about the ongoing negotiation and she does it publicly. And then there is a club - Inter - which cannot stand it anymore and fined the player 100 thousand euros, the maximum figure. That is pretty much the gist of the situation that has been dragging on since last season. Yesterday was another surreal day, just three weeks after the clash of December between the club and the striker.
The delay - To ignite the fuse was the delayed return of Icardi from the holidays in Argentina. Training was initially scheduled for Monday the 7th but then it was moved to Tuesday the 8th at 11:00 am. Icardi warned the club about the problem and received the yes from Inter to show up at 5:00 pm, more or less the time of Lautaro’s return who also came from Buenos Aires and was at Appiano Gentile 45 minutes late. Il Toro will get a fine as well but it will be much smaller than that of Mauro. In fact, Icardi did not even present himself in the afternoon although at the training center, the technical staff was waiting for him. Everything was postponed until yesterday morning (Wednesday) when Mauro apologized to the club, his teammates and coach for the missed appointment. That was not enough because Inter chose the hardest line to take. The club executives decided to use the internal regulations signed by these same players to top for a very heavy fine of 100 thousand euros. A hard punch. For two reasons: first, Icardi is the captain of this group and by definition and not only symbolically, he should present himself not only on time but early. Yes, that flight from Buenos Aires was canceled but that is no excuse: Icardi should have avoided the mishap, perhaps choosing another travel option that would allow him an early return, certainly not later than the appointment with Spalletti. Secondly, the Nainggolan situation prior to Napoli put a bad taste in everyone’s mouth at the club. Yes, the behavior of Radja was more serious, only because it was repeated. Anyway, it is clear that the arrival of Marotta has allowed Inter to embrace the line of refusing to compromise.
Wanda provokes - On the other side of the table, Wanda started to attack and she did it early afternoon when TyC Sports reported what she said (although there were no quotes to go in the story), labeling it as “the bomb.” The agent said that the will of Icardi is to not renew contract with Inter and that this decision has already been communicated to the club. She then followed up with the names of possible buyers from Real Madrid to Chelsea. Mrs. Icardi undoubtedly wanted to send a message. Not too long after, perhaps a couple of hours, Spanish newspaper AS contacted Wanda and she confirmed it all: “We are very far away from reaching an agreement on this extension. The figures that people are talking about are not true and we have not yet received a satisfactory proposal from Inter.” To make her position even stronger, Wanda also announced that alternatives are not lacking: “There are very important clubs wanting to put Icardi under contract, that is two top clubs in Spain with whom we have excellent relationship, plus an English club and a French one.”
Too many roles - In short, the premises are not those of an easy negotiation even if the common and shared desire of both parties is to continue together. But Inter are enduring the overflowing figure of the wife-agent that is becoming more and more difficult. Her actions are not going unnoticed, the Nerazzurri do not like it. For example: there were a couple videos posted by Wanda on Instagram just a few hours before the return flight got canceled. Then of course the one where she was massaged and made up in sensitive places by Kenny Palacios (her hairdresser/stylist) with hot effects. These Instagram stories have disappeared but the dissonance remains between that version of the agent and the need to set up a complex negotiation with Inter. For this reason, but also for the difficulty of relation to the duel role of wife and agent of Inter captain, one of Inter’s first request to Icardi will be to negotiation the deal with another intermediary, and not with Wanda. Knowing the couple, especially the blonde one, it is difficult for the yes to come. But she will probably say yes to another attack.