Milan and Roma Keeping Close Tabs on Resurging Icardi

Mauro Icardi is having a bounce-back season with Galatasaray, and that’s set to rekindle the interest of a few Serie A clubs, which have never truly stopped considering bringing him back to Italy.

According to Calciomercato, Milan and Roma could potentially be the ones that try to orchestrate his return to the Peninsula. Both will prioritize younger players, but since they might not have big budgets, the former Inter star could be a realistic target.

Icardi moved to Turkey on loan with no option to buy. He has recorded 9 goals and 6 assists in 12 Super Lig appearances. It’s easily shaping up to be his most prolific campaign since he left the Nerazzurri back in 2018.

The Italian teams, Juventus in particular, have often been linked to the Argentine while he was in Paris. However, his salary represented an insurmountable obstacle. That may not be the case next summer, as his contract runs out in 2024. He could settle for a longer one by lowering his €9M wages. In addition, since he’s been abroad long enough, the buyers will be able to significantly save on taxes.

Our Take on Icardi and His Potential Serie A Return

Nobody likes retreads like Serie A teams, so they’ll be in on him if the price is right and Galatasaray don’t find a way to keep him. Milan will definitely have to add a striker. While they are touted to be after prodigies, they are also the ones that signed Olivier Giroud and Divock Origi and retained Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Instead, Roma and Juventus would need one if they sold Tammy Abraham and Dusan Vlahovic. It’s not out of the realm of possibilities given their poor finances.

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