Real Madrid pushing to sign this PSG forward after missing out on Kylian Mbappe

Mauro Icardi PSG
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Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing PSG forward Mauro Icardi after missing out on Kylian Mbappe this summer.

According to media outlet Fichajes via The Hard Tackle, PSG no longer want the 29 year old Argentina striker and have now put him up for sale.

Mauro Icardi joined PSG from Inter Milan in 2019 in a season-long loan deal before making it permanent the following summer.

However, he has since fallen down the pecking order of things at Parc des Princes, especially in the last season following the arrival of Lionel Messi.

Real Madrid are interested in signing the 29 year old striker as a back-up for first-choice striker Karim Benzema.

Real Madrid have been in the market for a new attacking signing after missing out on Kylian Mbappe, who opted to instead extend his PSG contract.

Real Madrid considered signing Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City but a lack of an EU passport hindered the transfer as Real Madrid’s three non-EU slots are currently occupied.

PSG forward Mauri Icardi has an Italian passport which means Real Madrid will have no issues registering the 29 year old striker.

Real Madrid desperately needs to sign a striker this summer as cover for Benzema with the likes of Mariano Diaz and Luka Jovic set to leave this summer.

While there has been talk of keeping Borja Mayoral at the club, the Spaniard continues to be linked with an exit amid serious interest from La Liga clubs. 

With PSG keen on selling Icardi, signing the 29 year old striker could cost less than €30 million, which makes Icardi an economical option for Real Madrid.

However, considering the recent saga between Real Madrid and PSG over Mbappe, it’s yet to be seen if the French club would be willing to sell Mauri Icardi to Real Madrid.

Icardi played just 24 Ligue 1 matches last season, starting only ten of those games, scoring four goals in the process.