A name has made a surprise appearance on Liverpool’s shopping list for the winter transfer as efforts to strengthen the side continues. Argentine and Inter Milan forward, Mauro Icardi wasn’t featured for weekend’s high-profile match against Roma, prompting speculations that the 22 year-old might have fallen out with coach Roberto Mancini, and that a move away from the San Siro could finally happen after many rumours of it during the summer transfer windows. The highest goal scorer in the Serie A last season was a constant target by Chelsea before he put pen to paper for a new improved deal during summer.
But a move away is now once again in the books, with the Merseyside team looking at a possibility of securing his arrival at the Anfield. Tottenham are also said to be interested in getting him come to the White Hart Lane. According to reports, an offer in the region of £25 million could force Inter Milan to sell the player.
Icardi has 3 goals and 1 assist in 9 appearances for the Italian giants currently on top of the League table after the 1 – 0 victory over Roma. His presence in the attacking department of the Reds will come handful as the team is without the always-injured Daniel Sturridge.
Klopp is poised for major squad changes by January, and Icardi will no doubt fit his style of striker. Already accustomed to an energetic style of play, the heavy-metal adopted style of the Reds won’t be a problem for him. Inter, like Liverpool, are also without a Champions League campaign this season, and that won’t be issue for Icardi who was hungry for European action last term. Liverpool’s Europa participation could tempt the young forward who can also be available on a long-term basis for Liverpool if signed.
There are reports that Jurgen Klopp has personally held discussion with the South American which was said to be hugely successful. Should Icardi join Liverpool, the deal will not only annoy Chelsea and Manchester United fans, it will also bring an end to Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool career. Double edged sword you would say.