Mauro Icardi’s decision to take legal action against Inter suggests he may never have loved the club like he claimed, according to Gazzetta dello Sport’s chief editor Andrea Monti.
Maurito wants full reintegration into first-team training and €1.5 million in damages, rejecting moves to the likes of Napoli, Roma and Monaco in the meantime.
In an editorial written for this morning’s paper, Monti asked whether Icardi and Wanda Nara’s declarations of love for the Nerazzurri were ever truly genuine.
“You can’t help but wonder what’s happened to the torrent of treacle with which the Icardis, up until yesterday, had inundated the club’s fans on social media,” he said.
“This spectacular and mortifying soap opera was not caused by Steven Zhang, it came from Mauro and Wanda’s own behaviour. They made comments and took actions seven months ago that created an irreparable rift within Inter’s dressing room.
“Regardless of the charm offensive from Juventus, which probably played a part as well, Mauro appears to be determined to punish the club which pays him €5 million per year, at whatever cost. Even if it means walking through the footballing desert for two years until his contract expires in 2021. Where’s the logic?
“Everyone can do what they see fit with their talents, but there really is something which doesn’t add up in this open war.
“It’s hard to imagine a degree of wisdom entering the Icardis’ life in these next three days, such is its bombastic and glamorous nature and their determination to live with the wind constantly in their faces.
“It doesn’t matter how many slaps to the faces Inter fans take, Maurito’s long farewell looks set to drag on.”