Wolves have been linked with a shock move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi.
According to Corriere dello Sport (via The Sun), the French champions are ‘desperate’ to offload the Argentina international this summer.
Apparently, the club have enlisted the help of Jorge Mendes to find him a new club. And they have asked the super agent to try and orchestrate a move to Molineux.
Icardi only scored five goals for PSG last season.
The star’s time in France has not been especially successful.
He moved there in 2020 from Inter Milan, where he was captain, and has played 92 games so far.
Starts have sometimes been hard to come by for the 29-year-old, given he has been competing with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Anger Di Maria and Lionel Messi.
PSG would apparently like to replace the star with Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca.
Given the lack of interest in Icardi, PSG have asked Mendes to try and sort a move to Wolves for the attacker, given his close links at Molineux.
It is stated that a move would be unlikely though, with Icardi’s £160,000-a-week wages a likely stumbling block.
Mauro Icardi to Wolves is very unlikely, but never say never
This is a very surprising transfer link indeed.
The idea of Icardi moving to Molineux is quite exciting, but it is surely very unlikely to happen.
He may not have thrived at the Parc des Princes, but he’s still scored 38 goals in those 92 games. That is a pretty good return to say he doesn’t always start.
And his record at Inter was very good, playing 219 games and scoring 124 goals.
Raul Jimenez has been linked with an exit from Molineux this summer. That said, officials do expect him to stay.
Perhaps Icardi could surprise everyone and agree to a totally new challenge.