Striker Mauro Icardi has said he left Inter Milan for Paris Saint-Germain because he needs to start winning trophies. The 26-year-old decided to leave the San Siro at the start of this month, with PSG signing him on a season-long loan deal.
PSG have an option to buy the Argentina international for €70million, and he now has 12 months to impress the French club. Icardi has only made one appearance since he moved to the Parc des Princes, with Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Icardi decided to leave Inter after the arrival of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, but he claims the move will be better for his career, despite the increased competition in Paris.
He told Canal+: “I came here to play. If you arrive with an option to buy, you know the player has to give his best to ensure the club decides to purchase him outright. We’ll see what happens next summer. “I was in my seventh year at Inter, and my dream was to play in the Champions League with Inter, which I did last season, but we never won anything.
I thought the time had come for me to go to a winning club, one that could challenge for and win titles. It’s time for me to start winning. “The truth is that PSG is a squad full of champions, and that is what I wanted.”
Icardi scored 111 Serie A goals in 188 appearances in six years in Milan, but he could still be on his way back to the club, should he fail to impress PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.