Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of midfielder Nicola Barella from Cagliari Calcio. The Italy international has joined the Nerazzurri on an initial year-long loan but the club have agreed on an obligatory buy option at the end of the season. A statement on Inter’s website read: “Nicolò Barella is officially an Inter player. The Italian midfielder has joined the Club from Cagliari Calcio on an initial year-long loan deal, with there being an obligation to buy at the end of that period. Barella has put pen to paper on a five-year contract. He’s determined and ambitious, and now he’s beginning a new adventure with Inter. The whole of the Nerazzurri family wishes him the best of luck.”
Barella was initially touted to part ways with Cagliari during the 2019 winter transfer window whereby he had attracted interest from Premier League duo Chelsea and Arsenal. However, neither of those teams were prepared to meet the midfielder’s £45m valuation and that has eventually paved the way for the Nerazzurri to agree on the package during the current transfer window.
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Former Inter Milan boss Luigi Simoni has acknowledged that he has never witnessed a situation similar to that of Mauro Icardi during his lifetime. The Argentina international has supposedly refused to return to the first-team since being stripped from the captaincy last month and this has created plenty of doubts whether he has a future with the club.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Simoni admitted that he has been surprised by the handling of the situation with Icardi and suggested that this has largely resulted from his wife and agent Wanda Nara, openly speaking to the media about the striker’s contract status, he said: “Almost the entire situation, was born out of something that could not have been any more unusual. I have never seen anything like it in my 60 years in football.
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Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has said that he was please to watch Mauro Icardi in the stands during the team’s 2-1 triumph over Sampdoria in the Serie A. The Nerazzurri recently stripped the striker from the captaincy amid the tension between him and the club’s hierarchy and he has since missed back-to-back matches, although the latter has been attributed to a minor knee problem sustained during the week.
Speaking after the game, Spalletti was pleased with the appearance of Icardi on the stands following what has happened with him and the club over the past week. However, the Italian was a little bit disappointed with the marksman following the triumph as he had expected him to join with his teammates for the celebration in the dressing room.
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Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has expressed his pleasure after scoring his maiden goal for Argentina during the 2-0 friendly win over Mexico. The 25-year-old has had to wait for a long time to become a regular with the national side and he finally opened his account with them after scoring within two minutes of the encounter against El Tri.
Speaking after the game, Icardi admitted that he had waited for a long time for the moment and he is now hoping to continue the good run of form for the forthcoming internationals, he said: “I have been missing this one, I have waited a long time for it, so I am very happy. For a striker like me, it is not nice when you struggle to score. There has been a lot of talk, but now I hope to continue like this.”
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Respected Italian agent Federico Pastorello believes Mauro Icardi is likely to attract plenty of suitors when the transfer window reopens in July. The Argentina international has been a consistent performer for the Nerazzurri, and he has already notched 18 Serie A goals for the club this term.
In a report covered by Goal.com, Pastorello suggested that Icardi will be the summer’s big transfer with Real Madrid, among other including Paris Saint-Germain deemed to be vying for his signature, he said: “The most expensive transfer of the summer will involve Icardi.”
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Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi has confessed that he sees himself spending the rest of his career with the club but does not see himself playing until the age of 40 like Francesco Totti.
The striker does not want to play beyond his mid-thirties but is desperate to win silverware with the club.
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