Wolves have reportedly made contact with Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi as they look to get their summer transfer business underway, and the Argentine forward could prove to be a huge hit at Molineux.
Italian news outlet Corriere Dello Sport have now claimed (via Sport Witness) that the Old Gold are in contact with Icardi over a potential deal, with the prospective transfer seemingly getting closer.
The 29-year-old’s time at the Parc des Princes is seemingly over as they plan a rebuild with the imminent arrival of Christophe Galtier as manager; and considering the other attacking options available at PSG, it was perhaps always likely that Icardi would be moved on this summer.
Although he has struggled for game-time in France, there is no doubting Icardi’s quality, with his 124 goals for Inter marking him out as one of the top strikers in European football not so long ago.
If he could rediscover that form at Molineux next season, he would undoubtedly be a huge success and could help to push Wolves up the table after a lack of goals arguably cost them a European place for next season.
Only the three relegated teams scored fewer top-flight goals than Bruno Lage’s team last season, so adding a clinical forward should be a priority for the 46-year-old this summer, as Raul Jimenez’s measly six goals were enough to see him finish as the Old Gold’s top scorer in the Premier League.
Icardi certainly has a lot of pedigree, with legendary Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini dubbing him “world-class” in his autobiography, and there is no doubt that he would add serious quality to Lage’s frontline next season.
If Wolves can take advantage of their connection with Mendes and bring Icardi to Molineux this summer, they will certainly look a lot stronger up front and could easily push themselves up the Premier League table as a result.
He seems like the type of predator who Lage would surely love to be able to call upon, given his team’s goalscoring woes over the last few months.