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Mauro Icardi emerges as Madrid transfer target
- Updated: July 20, 2018
Inter Milan striker and Argentina international Mauro Icardi has emerged as a potential transfer target for Real Madrid this summer as they prepare for life without Ronaldo whilst aiming to be the side to beat in the forthcoming season.
Real president Florentino Perez has already promised that major signings will be made this summer in the course of presenting newly acquired fullback Alvaro Odriozola.
Reports were rife that Icardi was in negotiations with Real Madrid last winter. However, the fact that the club rarely makes major signings in that window may have come into play and a move didn’t materialize.
Now, the club are interested in a young consistent red hot goalscorer and Icardi has been reportedly included in the Los Blancos’ transfer wishlist, with the 25-year-old’s release clause currently valued at €110 million. Icardi has established himself as one of the top scorers in the Serie A in the past seasons and flourishes in the penalty area.
Real Madrid are apparently in need of a striker who can replicate Ronaldo’s scoring prowess or something close at the Bernabeu, and Icardi has proven that he can get among the goals consistently, whilst carving a niche for himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers presently in the game.
The Argentine has hit impressive double figures in the last two seasons, 24 goals in 34 apps in the 2016/17 season and an improved 29 goals in 34 apps in the last 2017/18 season. That’s an improvement in numbers, and that’s what the Los Blancos hierarchy hopes will be a norm if he is signed. The player is yet to renew his current deal at the San Siro and the Nerazzurri might be set to lose him if a club of Real’s stature eventually come calling.