Former Inter head coach Andrea Stramaccioni has revealed that he had hoped to form a strike trio of Mauro Icardi, Rodrigo Palacio, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Nerazzurri.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in the SportWeek insert of today’s print edition, via FCInterNews, the former coach also expressed the view that the move to Paris Saint-Germain was the wrong one for Icardi.

Icardi joined Inter in the summer of 2013 from Sampdoria, the same summer in which Stramaccioni departed.

However, the coach had been a fan of the Argentine striker at the Blucerchiati, and had been an advocate of signing him to the Nerazzurri.

Not only this, Stramaccioni, but he had also been hopeful that to the duo of Icardi and Rodrigo Palacio, current Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could also be added.

Of Icardi, the former coach said that “I was crazy about him, he would have been my center forward if I had stayed at Inter.”

“I had contacted him,” he looked back, “with Branca I had hypothesized a front three of Palacio, Icardi, and Aubameyang.”

Stramaccioni also gave his thoughts on the progression of Icardi’s career, stating that “I don’t want to comment on off-pitch matters, but I am convinced Mauro made the wrong move going to PSG.”

“Icardi is not a backup striker, he has to be at a team where he always plays.”