Inter owned striker Mauro Icardi’s future at Paris Saint Germain wasn’t questioned for his performances, but due to an internal power struggle, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
The report details how the 27-year-old Argentine striker, who is contracted to Inter until 2022, found himself at the centre of a power struggle between club coach Thomas Tuchel and sporting director Leonardo. The German coach wants greater decision-making power at the club and one of the pawns in the battle is Icardi. Leonardo was the architect of the deal last summer that saw the Argentine forward arrive on loan and is pushing the club to activate the buy option on him.
Inter are supporting Leonardo, the report continues, as selling Icardi for €70 million would be an almost total capital gain. The Nerazzurri then plan to use the money earnt to strengthen the squad.