Arsenal have apparently turned their attention in it’s entirety to Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi as their striker target according to a number of recent reports, with many of these claiming that his wife and agent Wanda Nara has flown in to London to talks with Arsenal over a potential deal.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to cash in £42m (€50m) for the star
Arsenal have found themselves priced out of a deal for Gonzalo Higuain . Arsene Wenger, has rendered the Argentine too expensive. While Napoli hitman Higuain is available for a staggering £78m, Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi’s price tag is lower at £42m, at least according to Joe Short of The Express.
This report by Short in the Express claims that Wanda Nara, the wife and agent of the Inter Milan captain, is ‘flying into London to negotiate a plausible deal for her husband.
The talented Argentine was given the captain’s arm band by Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini, and the word has it that Icardi is interested in staying at the San Siro. In fact, even Wanda Nara admitted sometime back that her husband is interested in staying with Inter.
In today’s day and age, social media is considered a lot more reliable than press stories. Several reports have quoted Italian outlet corriere dello sport , such as the one in 101 great goals. This story shares a social media update by Nara regarding Icardi’s transfer to Arsenal. Corriere dello sport claims that Arsenal are ready to pay Icardi a sum of 6 million euros in wages besides bonuses.
Nara’s twitter update has in the last few hours been all over the internet.
Here is the tweet from Icardi’s wife and agent, where the location is shown as London suggesting that she is currently in England to thrash out a deal with the Gunners.
Feliz día a mis Amigos ❤️
— Wanda_Icardi (@wandaicardi) July 20, 2016
These are just some of the reports that have attempted at digging into the story, both in Italy and in England. Football Italia too has covered this story, claiming that Arsenal will make the above mentioned offer to the Argentine, who has made 1 appearance for Inter Milan.
Whether Icardi is, in the generic sense, the ‘ideal’ striker that Arsenal are in need of is a matter that is open to debate. Is he an upgrade over many of the strikers that Arsenal have targeted, or currently possess at their disposal? I would think so.
The San Siro skipper would certainly strengthen the Arsenal roaster substantially. Whether he will convert the North London giants into title contenders is as difficult as question to answer as any other regarding the premier league, and what will happen in this league next season.