As per Foot Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur, and by extension Antonio Conte, have been offered the chance to sign Paris-Saint Germain striker Mauro Icardi.
The Lowdown: Icardi wanted at Spurs…
This isn’t the first time Spurs have been linked with the Argentine amid Fabio Paratici’s search for a centre-forward alternative to Harry Kane.
The 28-year-old has cut a frustrated figure at the Parc des Princes under former Lilywhites manager Mauricio Pochettino, starting a handful of games over 2021/22. As a result, it is believed that Icardi wants to move away from PSG due to becoming a ‘luxury’ stand-in for the club’s starting trio of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe (Foot Mercato).
The Latest: Spurs offered chance…
As per another update by the French source, Icardi’s entourage have now offered Spurs, as well as Newcastle, Barcelona and Juventus, the chance to sign the Argentina striker.
They describe the subject of his future as PSG’s ‘biggest issue’ in the January transfer window, and while a return to Italy is more plausible, they hint that Tottenham or a move to the Premier League shouldn’t be ruled out entirely.
The Verdict: Ideal Vlahovic alternative…
Icardi comes as an ideal alternative to Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic if Tottenham can’t get a deal done for the Serbian.
Racking up a 171-goal senior career total, the player is certainly adept at finding the target despite his recent lack of minutes, and he would certainly provide some serious competition for Kane in N17.
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