Wolves could reportedly make a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi this summer.
The Lowdown: Icardi out of favour at PSG
The 29-year-old has struggled to be a success at PSG, having traded Inter Milan for the Ligue 1 giants back in 2020.
Icardi made just ten starts in the league last season, with the star-studded trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe invariably preferred in attack.
The Argentine’s current PSG deal expires in the summer of 2024, but he could be on the move imminently.
The Latest: Wolves linked with surprise move
Wanderers ‘could be a possibility’ for the striker, given the ‘very solid relations’ that Mendes has with the club.
The Verdict: Worth the gamble
While Icardi has been a disappointment in France, he is still a striker of undoubted pedigree, having scored 124 goals in just 219 appearances for Inter. Across his whole career, the Argentina international has racked up 204 goals for club and country.
He is someone who could be a marquee signing for Wolves, bringing quality and unpredictability to the attack, once being hailed as ‘world-class’ and ‘almost impossible to mark’ by Giorgio Chiellini.
There would be a risk element to the signing given his dip last season, but Icardi is someone who could add much-needed goals in the final third and improve everyone around him at Molineux if he finds his best form.
Whether or not he is happy to move to a club not playing in Europe remains to be seen, but this is certainly an exciting rumour to keep an eye on this summer.
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