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Inter chief casts doubt on future of Icardi after contact with Manchester United

Inter Milan’s youth sector chief Roberto Samaden has suggested that the future of the club’s captain Mauro Icardi could change should the Italian giants receive a sizeable bid. With the Argentine’s representatives having met with Manchester United earlier this year, these comments suggests that Inter wouldn’t necessarily be adverse to selling their talismanic striker.

In quotes carried by Teamtalk via Sky Sport Italia, Samaden had this to say on the subject of Icardi:β€œHe is one of the best strikers in the world. If there will be offers for him I believe the club will need to think about them, it is the law of the market that counts but I think that Icardi is a player of Inter and he will remain at Inter.”

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Samaden’s comments hardly represent a ‘hands-off’ approach, and suggest that should a club stump up the right amount of cash, then Inter will need to seriously consider their options.

Interestingly, Icardi has been excluded from Argentina’s World Cup squad, which must be hard to accept for a player that notched 29 goals in 36 games across last season, despite injuries. Manchester United could certainly use someone with that deadly eye for goal in their own plans, given their own inconsistencies in front of goal. Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a successful first season at Old Trafford having moved from Everton last summer, scoring 26 goals but Jose Mourinho is unlikely to turn down the chance to add another goalgetter to his ranks given how frequently Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have flattered to deceive. Another goal threat could arguably lessen the burden on Lukaku, too, and given that the two share the same agent in the form of Mino Raiola, one wonders if the man who helped to facilitate Paul Pogba’s move to United two years ago will have some say in bringing another client to Old Trafford.

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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