Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has claimed that reported Newcastle United target Mauro Icardi is ‘happy’ at Paris Saint-Germain and so a transfer ‘will not be easy’.
One of those reported players has been PSG’s Icardi, with Calciomercato mentioning the Toon as a potential suitor of the Argentinian. However, while speaking on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE, Romano explained that Icardi is very content in Paris for now, which means the 28-year-old would be unlikely to leave this January.
He said: “I was asking about Newcastle and the answer was the same: Mauro is really happy with his family in Paris. He’s not planning to leave the club in January.
“Let’s see next summer what will happen, but in January, Icardi wants to stay, he wants to continue to fight to be part of [the] Paris Saint-Germain project.
“And he’s really happy with the city, too – not just about the project, the technical project. He is happy in Paris, he has a big family with his wife, with his daughters and everything.
“So it’s not easy for him to move and move every single year, and this is why he is happy in Paris. And I think it will not be easy for Newcastle to sign Icardi.”
TIF Thoughts on Mauro Icardi and Newcastle…
Only a week ago, it would have seemed absurd to even link Icardi with the Magpies. Now, though, he looks to be the calibre of player Newcastle may very well seek out in upcoming transfer windows.
There’s certainly no doubting the striker’s quality, either. With Inter, he scored 124 goals in 219 games before leaving for Paris.
Could Mauro Icardi end up at Newcastle?
He may have been the main man in Italy, but in France, the likes of Leo Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe all take centre stage.
Maybe this could be one reason for Icardi to push for a move to NUFC in the future. For now, though, it looks unlikely.