Paris Saint-Germain announce permanent signing of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan


Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Mauro Icardi on a four-year deal from Inter Milan.

The Argentina striker has scored 20 goals in 31 matches in all competitions since joining the French champions on loan last summer.

Icardi has been in red-hot form for PSG

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Icardi has been in red-hot form for PSG

And Icardi’s impressive form has convinced PSG to trigger a €60million (£54m) option to sign him on a permanent basis.

The 27-year-old helped PSG win a seventh successive Ligue 1 title when France’s top-flight 2019/20 season finished prematurely in April due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thomas Tuchel’s side were 12 points clear of second-placed Marseille with a game in hand when coronavirus brought a halt to football in March.

Icardi’s long-term future at Inter Milan looked in doubt when Romelu Lukaku arrived for £74m from Manchester United last summer.

The latter stages of his Inter career were ugly with Icardi being stripped of the club captaincy last February amid contract disputes.

Inter have reportedly included an ‘anti-Juventus’ clause in Icardi’s contract, which will stop him from joining the Serie A champions in the future.

Goal claim Inter will be owed €15m (£13m) by PSG if their former player is sold to Juventus.

Serie A leaders Juve have got the better of Inter so far this season and hold a nine-point advantage over their rivals.