Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been subject to severe criticism after two defeats so far of their four Premier League games this season and thus he is hoping to change things by signing this striker.
Latest reports suggest that Mourinho wants to bring Inter Milan forward and captain Mauro Icardi to the Old Trafford. However the Argentine star has a release clause of €110 million in his contract that lasts until 2021.
The Red Devils will have to trigger the 25-year-old’s release clause in order to lure him to the Theatre of Dreams, making him the most expensive signing in Premier League history.
Icardi was signed by Serie A side Inter Milan from league rivals Sampdoria for just €13 million in 2013. The Barcelona youth product then went on to lead the line for the Nerazzurri. At the start of the 2015-16 season, he took the armband from Andrea Ranocchia as well.
Icardi ended last season with 29 goals to his name from 34 matches as he helped Inter finish fourth on the league table. Despite a solid season with the Italian club, he was snubbed by Jorge Sampaoli for his Argentina World Cup squad. La Albiceleste were left infuriated by this decision as they believed the forward could have contributed to the team on the grand stage.
However, Icardi received a call to the national team from Argentina’s caretaker manager Lionel Scaloni for the recent International fixtures.
The player’s suitors Manchester United currently have Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku as their number nine and has scored three goals in the league so far.
It would be interesting to see what Mourinho actually has in mind if Manchester United signs Icardi. The Red Devils will have two world-class strikers in their ranks and it will be intriguing to see how the both are used at the club.