Emmanuel LANGELLIER, Media365, published on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 7:26 p.m.
On loan from PSG to Galatasaray in early September, Mauro Icardi distinguished himself in his first match with the Turkish club. Find out how…
Mauro Icardi, do you remember? This striker came to Paris-SG in the summer of 2019 from Inter Milan where he was twice crowned top scorer in the Italian Championship (in 2015 and 2018 with 22 and 29 goals). Well, he did a few things with PSG but that was clearly insufficient given the investment made by the Parisian club. So Paris wanted to part with it and achieved its ends at the end of the transfer window. Well, temporarily.
Loaned to Galatasaray by PSG which covers 90% of the salary
The 29-year-old striker was loaned to Turkey on September 8. At the Galatasaray club, precisely. While he has two years left on his contract at PSG, Icardi has been loaned for the season to the famous Istanbul club by the French club, which will pay 90% of his salary. Galatasaray will only pay 750,000 euros out of the 6.75 million euros per year received by the Argentinian for 8 selections (one goal).
Icardi clashes with the opposing goalkeeper and takes a yellow
Icardi made his debut with his new team on Friday and has already been talked about. Not in a positive way… From his first appearance with the big club, the striker found himself at the heart of a big scuffle against Konyaspor (7th day). Entering the game in the 62nd minute in place of Bafétimbi Gomis, the former striker of Saint-Etienne, Lyon and OM, Icardi clashed with the opposing goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic in the 88th minute after a corner while trying to take the defense of his partner Lucas Toreira, hit by the Konyaspor goalkeeper. A regrouping took place between the two teams and then the referee took action. If he expelled Sehic, Icardi received « only » a yellow card. A very funny way to signal for its debut. Galatasaray won (2-1).