Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a deal with Turkish side Galatasaray to loan out Mauro Icardi for the season. The two clubs have signed the contracts for the move to go through, and it will be made official very soon.
The French side will cover the majority of the Argentine’s wages as he spends the season out on loan. He joins the long list of departures for the club as they reshape their squad under new manager Christophe Galtier and sporting director Luis Campos.
Paris Saint-Germain loan out Mauro Icardi for the 22/23 season
PSG have signed Hugo Ekitike on loan as backup for their number 9 position, which is currently played by Kylian Mbappe. The former Inter Milan captain has struggled to get going at Paris, and will now be playing outside Europe’s big leagues.
During the 21/22 season, Mauro Icardi scored five goals in 30 games across all competitions. Issues on and off the pitch have made it difficult for him to keep up the form that he once showed with Inter Milan.
Due to the sheer quality that the team has up front, the Argentine will be unable to break into the starting line-up and would have struggled to get regular minutes. So, a loan move will enable him to get sufficient playing time, and will allow him a slight chance to make it to the World Cup squad later this year.