Paris Saint-Germain officially announced the departure of Mauro Icardi on Thursday. As expected, the 29-year-old Argentine striker is on loan to Turkish club Galatasaray without an option to buy.
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Put on a no-want list by PSG and coach Christophe Galtier, Mauro Icardi has found a base in order to gain playing time. While the summer transfer window closed in the major leagues of the continent, in Turkey the Argentine striker will continue the 2022-2023 season. The capital club confirmed, on Thursday, the departure of the former Inter Milan player to Galatasaray. The two teams reached an agreement to obtain a loan from the home city of Rosario. The transaction between the two parties does not include a purchase option.
38 goals in 92 matches
In a press release published on their website, FC Istanbul provided details of the loan terms. Galatasaray has announced that Paris Saint-Germain will continue to cover a large part of the salary of the former Sampdoria member Genoa. Of the 6.75 million euros that Mauro Icardi receives annually, the Turkish leaders will pay only 750,000 euros. Thus, PSG will pay 90% of its player bonuses, under a contract until June 2024.
Recruited by PSG in the summer of 2019 – first on loan and then on a permanent transfer a year later for €50m – Mauro Icardi has scored 38 goals in 92 appearances since his arrival in France, including 23 in 64 league matches. 1 games. In 2022-2023, national Lionel Messi did not play a single match and was not on the list of players registered for the group stage of the Champions League. Christoph Galtier kept him in the group only for the Champions Cup win against FC Nantes (4-0).