Mauro Icardi will stay at Giuseppe Meazza despite the great interest of many European clubs. He will sign a new multi-year contract with Inter in the next few days.
Inter is working hard to return to the top of Italian football. In order to get closer to Juventus, Napoli and Roma, Nerazzurri must make a good team. This means that they should not sell their best players. Therefore, Inter this year refused many offers for Mauro Icardi. The new captain of Inter Milan was on the wish list of Chelsea, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid. Napoli was very interested in bringing Icardi, as they saw in him the ideal replacement for Gonzalo Higuain, who left the team this summer. Napoli has even kept the jersey with number 9 for Icardi, but that transfer will not going to happen. Inter believes Icardi is the future and it want to keep him as long as possible.
In recent days there were a lot of rumors regarding Icardi moving to Arsenal. Gunners were willing to offer him much better financial conditions. To the delight of Inter fans, Icardi on social networks announced that he is looking forward to the new season at the Giuseppe Meazza, but also all to all of those that will come in the next years. In that way the captain put an end to all rumors and gave the sign that he is close to reach a new deal with Inter.
During three seasons at Inter, Argentine striker left a big mark. Mauro Icardi arrived from Sampdoria and scored 52 goals in 105 games for Nerazzurri. Icardi became the first star of the team, but he was unhappy with the treatment. He wanted more money and there was a story that Mauro will leave Inter. His wife and agent, Wanda Nara has repeatedly stated that the club from Giuseppe Meazza has not fulfilled promises to increase Icardi’s salary. Pressure on Inter was exceptional and the team from Milan is now preparing to give Icardi a new contract.
In the next few days, Mauro Icardi should sign a five-year contract. According to the new contract Icardi should earn 5 million euros per season, plus bonuses and image rights. This is a great raise for the player, who now earns 2.4 million euros per season, plus bonuses. However, Nerazzurri wanted to ensure that Icardi will remain at the team. Therefore they put a release clause in contract, according to which club that wants Icardi to have to pay between 80 and 100 million euros.