PSG award for Mauro Icardi amid interest from Juventus

Paris Saint-Germain have put € 50million on Mauro Icardi, says Italian source Calciomercato.

Icardi has made a name for himself at Inter Milan, scoring 124 sensational goals in 219 appearances in all competitions for the Nerazzurri.

This established him as one of the most prolific strikers in the division, winning the Golden Boot twice and receiving the Serie A Footballer of the Year award in 2018.

Icardi has been prolific at Inter Milan

This form earned him a move to Paris Saint-Germain, which loaned him out with an option to buy for an estimated € 70million.

His first season in Paris was not so prolific and he remained an unused substitute in the club’s final Champions League loss to Bayern Munich. Nonetheless, the Argentine has always made his move permanent, signing a four-year contract.

In recent weeks, the 28-year-old has returned to his best form, scoring five goals in his last three outings. It showed that he still has what it takes to perform at a big club.

Juventus have been linked with a move by the striker. However, PSG do not want to let him go cheaply, setting his price at € 50m (via Calciomercato).

The Old Lady may be looking for a new striker this summer. Star man Cristiano Ronaldo is now 36 and has just over a year left on his current contract.

If they miss the Champions League, it’s hard to see a player of his stature sticking around.

The only other senior striker in Andrea Pirlo’s squad is Alvaro Morata, on loan from Atletico Madrid.

They have the option of extending this loan for another year or even making the deal permanent, but it is unclear whether they will exercise that option.

Pirlo’s first season in management didn’t go as planned

For now, Pirlo will focus on securing a top-four spot. Juventus have had a disappointing season, finding themselves 11 points off the top with just six games to go. They are five points ahead of fifth-placed Napoli, although they played one more game.

On the other hand, PSG hope to win another Ligue 1 title. In an exciting title race, the Parisians are in second place, one point behind Lille at the top. Lyon and Monaco are also within easy reach of the crown.

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