Newcastle United are now reportedly targeting a move for Mauro Icardi after the takeover by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium went through.
The Lowdown: Game time limited
The 28-year-old is currently enduring a tough time at Paris Saint-Germain, where he has seen his game-time becoming limited following the arrival of Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
Should Newcastle sign Icardi?
Icardi has only managed to play the full 90 minutes on two separate occasions so far this season, with many of his appearances coming as a substitute.
The Latest: Icardi targeted
As per Calciomercato, Newcastle are now targeting a move for Icardi ahead of the January transfer window coming up.
However, they will reportedly face competition from both Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus for his signature.
The Verdict: Sign
As money is no object to the new owners, the Tyneside club should be looking to sign the £31.5m-rated Icardi. He should be relatively easy to acquire given his lack of game-time at PSG, and he may be a player who they would consider selling for the right price.
At 28 years of age, the Argentina international is a goalscorer in his prime, and with no fewer than 172 senior goals to his name for club and country combined, he certainly knows how to find the back of the net.
The striker would certainly be a statement signing which should hopefully persuade other global stars to follow him to St James’ Park.
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