Tottenham Hotspur are among the teams interested in signing Mauro Icardi, according to reports…
Italian outlet Calciomercato claim two teams are keen on landing the Paris Saint-Germain striker, who is expected to leave Les Parcs des Princes by the end of the current campaign.
Spurs would have to battle Serie A outfit Juventus for his signature, though it remains to be seen how much he would command.
It’s no secret that Lilywhites manager Nuno Santo originally wanted to deploy a system involving a two-man attack, targeting Danny Ings prior to his move to Aston Villa, as per the Telegraph’s Matt Law.
That clearly hasn’t been able to come to fruition, so for now, Harry Kane remains his only senior striker, with no backup – or in this case, no evident strike partner.
Icardi is in a similar mould to Ings, only a little more creative and of course, he has much more experience at the elite level.
Described as an “animal in the box” by ex-Inter boss Stefan Pioli, the 28-year-old talisman has frequently scored goals wherever he’s been. He’s just been unfortunate to be behind the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and now Lionel Messi.
At the San Siro, the 6-foot marksman bagged 124 goals in 219 appearances, averaging a direct contribution every 114 minutes, via Transfermarkt.
And he has somewhat continued such exploits in France, despite not starting more than 20 matches in any Ligue 1 campaign.
Icardi has scored 36 goals in just 72 appearances for PSG, managing a goal pretty much every other time he’s out on the pitch. That’s pretty good going.
But what makes him the perfect foil for Kane is his ability to not just offer something slightly different in the attack but also deliver some much-needed creativity.
As per WhoScored, the Argentine forward has averaged a total of 1.1 key passes every 90 minutes, with a career-best of 1.3 per game coming last term. When you have someone as clinical as Kane, he’ll only need that one chance, so it could be a match made in heaven.
Spurs sporting director Fabio Paratici and the club’s recruitment team must seriously consider a move for Icardi in the upcoming transfer windows.
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