Marotta Reacts to Icardi Potential Move to Juventus

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta insists he won’t mind if Paris Saint-Germain misfit Mauro Icardi returns to Serie A with Juventus. Per multiple reports, the Turin heavyweights are keen to bring the Argentine striker back to Italy in the January transfer market.

Icardi left Inter to join PSG in 2019 following an eye-catching seven-year spell at the Giuseppe Meazza. During his time at the Nerazzurri, the 28-year-old clocked up 124 goals in 219 appearances in all competitions en route to earning the captain’s armband. However, his move to Paris hasn’t gone according to plan.

Though he was impressive during his first year at the Parc des Princes, Icardi has lost his place in PSG’s starting eleven in the past 12 months. Lionel Messi’s blockbuster summer arrival from Barcelona hasn’t helped his cause. In fact, the Argentine is now bottom of the pecking order and seeking a way out of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

Juventus are among the candidates to land him in January, with a loan move reportedly on the cards. Given PSG’s ballooning wage bill, the Ligue 1 powerhouse could accept Icardi’s temporary departure to get his salary off the books. 

Marotta, who left Juventus to oversee business at Inter in 2018, has reacted to Icardi’s potential move to the ranks of his former employers.

At the moment, Serie A is not the Eldorado that it was in the 1990s, so it’s more of a transitional league where we often see quality players move on,” Marotta said, as relayed by TUTTOmercatoWEB.

With that in mind, it’s normal that we would welcome the return of important players to Serie A. In any case, it’s not up to me to comment on Icardi, as he is no longer one of our players and we are very happy with our forwards.

What I can say is that quality players are welcome back in Italy and all of Italian football would benefit from that.