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Icardi moves to PSG, ends Inter nightmare

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:27 AM
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 file photo, Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi (right) tries to score over AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma during their Serie A match at the San Siro Stadium, in Milan, Italy.
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 file photo, Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi (right) tries to score over AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma during their Serie A match at the San Siro Stadium, in Milan, Italy.

MILAN (AP):

Mauro Icardi has joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after a troublesome last season at Inter Milan.

Inter says Icardi is moving to PSG for a season-long loan, after which the French club has the option to make the move permanent.

While financial details were not disclosed, the deal is expected to put Icardi’s price tag at €70 million if PSG pick up the option after the free loan.

Contract extended

Inter also say Icardi extended his contract through 2022.

The problems with Icardi, who was Inter’s star forward, began in January in a contract dispute. The Argentine was then stripped of the captaincy.

Icardi then said he had a knee injury, although the club said tests did not reveal any problem.

There then followed a six-week exile before Icardi eventually resumed training, returning to the field for the last weeks of the season. The 26-year-old Icardi was never included in the plans of new Inter coach Antonio Conte for this season.

The move to PSG is expected to cancel a lawsuit that Icardi initiated last week against Inter for discrimination, claiming €1.5 million in damages and to be allowed back into the first-team fold.