Paris Saint-Germain has completed the permanent signing and full transfer of Mauro Icardi, with Inter receiving €50 million (£45m/$56m) plus a further €8m (£7m/$9m) in bonuses for the Argentina striker.
Icardi, who had been on loan at PSG since the beginning of the 2019-20 season, has finally signed a four-year deal, tying him to the French capital club until 2024.
An official announcement from Paris Saint Germain reads: “Paris Saint-Germain are delighted to announce the signing of Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal, following the striker’s loan from Inter Milan during the 2019-2020 season.
“The Rosario-born player is the 16th Argentinian player in the history of Paris Saint-Germain, and has made 31 appearances for the Rouge et Bleu in the 2019-2020 season, picking up a Ligue 1 winner’s medal, scoring 20 goals and providing four assists.”
Inter also didn’t hesitate to thank the 27-year-old, who has eight appearances for Argentina so far, for his previous contributions in Italy and with Inter, writing: “FC Internazionale Milano announces the transfer of Mauro Icardi to Paris Saint-Germain FC: the striker, born in 1993, has permanently moved to the French club”.
“The club thanks the player for the six seasons he spent with us and wishes him the best for his future professional career”.
It seems now that Edinson Cavani will depart the club as a free agent this summer following the move from PSG to make the Icardi deal a permanent one, with quite a number of top European teams said to be interested in the Uruguayan international.