Mauro Icardi is set to make his Paris Saint-Germain stay permanent, according to reports.

Icardi is the eight highest top scorer for Inter Milan 

The Argentinian forward joined the Ligue 1 giants on loan from Inter Milan at the start of the 2019-20 season after a mixture of relationships with the clubs fans and top hierarchy and has enjoyed a fine season in France, netting 20 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions for the French giants.

And Paris Saint Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is set to hang on to his star striker for next season at least, with Icardi set to officially leave his Serie A career behind this year.

Sky Sports Italy revealed that the French Ligue 1 Champions have agreed a £45million fee with Inter Milan, with a further £6million in add-ons.

Despite the strikers option-to-buy clause expiring on Sunday, PSG have managed to secure a deal for their man on a permanent deal in the nick of time.

Icardi has been facing a healthy competition from Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani but was mostly Tuchel’s first-choice option in the central striking role at the Parc des Princes last season.

Icardi netted 20 times in 31 appearances for PSG

The striker mostly partnered alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in a front three and the 27-year-old scored 12 goals in 20 Ligue 1 appearances before the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Icardi also scored five times in six Champions League appearances for the reigning French champions this season.

If his deal to PSG gets confirmed, Icardi will be ending his seven-year association with Inter Milan.

 

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