Mauro Icardi signs three-year deal with Galatasaray, leaves PSG

Galatasaray v Fenerbahce - Super Lig
Galatasaray v Fenerbahce - Super Lig / Ahmad Mora/GettyImages

Former PSG striker and Argentina international Mauro Icardi has signed a three-year contract with Turkish side Galatasaray.

Football insider Gianluca Di Marzio first reported the news on Sunday afternoon, confirming the move of the player from the current French champions to the reigning Turkish leaders.

The Argentina international, who spent last season on loan at the same club, scored 23 goals in 26 matches across all competitions, helping the Turkish club secure the championship of Turkiye.

PSG paid a hefty €50m fee to Inter Milan to sign the striker back in 2020 but the tiny forward never panned out in Paris. He was under contract through June 2024, but Paris Saint-Germain have decided to sell him for a minimal fee now instead of losing him for nothing next year.

According to various sources, including Gianluca Di Marzio, Le Parisien, RMC Sport, and Fabrizio Romano, the striker has signed a three-year deal with Galatasaray.

Turkiye champions Galatasaray are expected to pay only €10m to PSG in exchange for the forward. For you math wiz out there, that's a €40m loss in PSG's accounts.

In three seasons at PSG, Icardi appeared in 92 matches across all competitions scoring 38 goals and dishing out 10 assists to his teammates in a rather paltry return for the money that production cost the French side.

Just for context, the 48 goal involvements of Icardi at PSG amount to 0.52 per game while he posted an average of nearly one goal per game in his lone season played at Galatasaray last year. Sheesh...

With this move, at least PSG can sleep tight knowing they have successfully parted ways with one of their "undesirables," as labeled by sporting director Luis Campos, while Galatasaray looks forward to benefiting from Icardi's goal-scoring prowess in exchange for some peanuts.

Not the soundest and smartest of strategies by PSG, who keep hemorrhaging money, but what can they do and what can we expect at this point... if they're even willing to sell Kylian Mbappe?

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