It didn’t take long for Mauro Icardi to pour ice cold water over the hot rumors of the weekend, categorically denying any near-future moves away from Internazionale, whether to Chelsea or Real Madrid or anywhere else.
“I do not know if everything that is published is true. I always say that I am very good with my family at Inter, I have no intention of leaving. Offers came in the summer but I have neither the need nor the desire to leave.”
“Offers always arrive. At the moment I am very calm and I am focused on what we are doing with the team of which I am a captain. We are going to play in the Champions League and the offers will not move me.”
-Mauro Icardi; source: Metro
Of course there is nothing guaranteed in football (right, Eden?), and given his past flirtations with the market, the 25-year-old could change his mind again at some point.
“There are many voices, when offers will come we’ll evaluate them, but I’m very happy here at Inter.”
-Mauro Icardi; source: Onda Cero via CalcioMercato
The rumors sounded far-fetched already; this punts them well over the horizon. For now.
See you in the summer rumor mill, Mauro!