Argentine striker Mauro Icardi has joined Turkey’s Galatasaray on loan from French champions Paris Saint-Germain until the end of the season, the two clubs announced on Thursday.
Galatasaray announced in a statement that they would pay €750,000 out of the player’s €6.75 million annual salary.
— Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) September 8, 2022
Galatasaray managed to sign Icardi 24 hours before the Turkish transfer market closed.
The 29-year-old Argentine striker is leaving Paris after two unsuccessful seasons in the French capital.
After joining Saint-Germain on loan from Inter in 2019, Icardi, who was at Spanish club Barcelona, knew a strong start, which prompted the management of the Qatari-owned French capital club to sign him. permanent contract in 2020. estimated at that time at 50 million euros.
However, Icardi’s strained relationship with his wife and agent Wanda Nara greatly affected his adventures in St. Germain, losing his main position in the lineup and being content with crumbs of minutes.
The former Sampdoria (2011-2013) and Inter Milan (2013-2020) striker scored 38 goals in 92 matches for Saint-Germain in various competitions, only five of them last season.