Inter will not give up on Mauro Icardi. According to Italian newspaper TuttoSport: “The attacker will remain as a starting player in Inter just like the plan has been.”
Far away from the spotlight, negotiations are currently taking place between the club and the entourage of the player, at the end of the season everybody involved will sit down and discuss the renewal. A contract that would mean a salary bump from €4.7 million to €6.5 million plus bonuses (Wanda Nara wants €8 million) and also a change in the buy-out clause, now set at €110 million which is valid for clubs outside Italy during the first half of July, and the objective is to push this sum up to €150-160 million.
What is certain is that Mauro, with Lautaro Martinez, will not be alone in the attack: “Martinez is a player that can play alongside Icardi or work as a subsitute in a season that will se Inter back in the European Cups. He will for sure improve Spalletti’s attacking line, giving the coach more possibilities forming his attack. Icardi has always started when he has been available (30 times out of 31, against Benevento he started on the bench due to some injury problems). His “deputies” though (Eder and Pinamonti) have rarely got the nod from Spalletti.
Eder replaced Icardi four times as a starting player when the Argentinian has been injured, scoring two times (Crotone and Bologna), but it never felt like he got the opportunity by Spalletti. The same goes for Pinamonti who was promoted to the first team last summer, but has only been on the field for 13 minutes against Genoa plus 45 against Pordenone in the Italian Cup. This would imply that they both will be gone before the next season starts, in particular Pinamonti who could be a trading chip in a deal with Cagliari when negotiating for Barella.”