A columnist of The Guardian and a regular guest at talkSPORT Martyn Macintyre claims that Arsenal are in advanced talks with Mauro Icardi after Inter Milan accept Arsenal’s €35M bid.

The 22-year-old Argentine striker is one of the most promising players in the world and holds a key place for the Argentine national team in future.

Icardi had a brilliant last season at Inter Milan scoring 22 goals in Serie A and bagging the Serie A top goalscorer award.

Nicknamed El Niño del Partido and O cañito, Icardi is a quick, tactically intelligent, and physically strong striker, with good technique, and an eye for goal.

In 2013, Don Balón listed him as one of the top 100 young players born after 1992.

The poacher played a total of 72 games for Inter Milan since making his move from Sampdoria and scored 36 goals in all competitions.

Mauro Icardi was once in the youth ranks of Spanish giants Barcelona and then came to Serie A with Sampdoria.

He has been capped 5 times for Argentina under 20 squad and once for Argentina senior team.

In February 2013, Icardi stated his wish to play for the Argentina senior team rather than Spain, saying, “I’m Argentine, I feel Argentine, and I’ve always dreamed of wearing the shirt of my nation. To actually do that would be the maximum for me.”

On 15 October 2013 he played his first game for the main squad, coming on as an 82nd-minute substitute for Augusto Fernández in a 2–3 FIFA World Cup qualifier loss away to Uruguay.

Mauro Icardi had been linked with Premier League clubs Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United in the past and it would be a huge deal for Arsenal if they manage to sign the Argentine star which finally end their search for a number 9.


    Snehanjan Banerjee closely follows English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A along with other world football events.

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