The incredible performances of the Argentine striker, Mauro Icardi in the 2023/24 season have surprised soccer fans. Icardi playing soccer nowadays for Galatasaray in Turkey, has been in the form of his life. He has been very instrumental in Galatasaray’s success across all competitions.
This hot streak of goal-scoring form has alerted several big clubs, across Europe. So, it wouldn’t be surprising if there is a race amongst the clubs in January 2024, for the former PSG striker signature. While the list of the clubs linked with Icardi, is long, an interesting name among them has emerged. And it seems the club has made up its mind.
Real Madrid clears its stance on Mauro Icardi
Real Madrid have been heavily linked with Mauro Icardi, in the past few days. And it makes sense, as the Los Blancos lack depth in the striker position, with Joselu being their only true number 9. The possibility of playing for Madrid would have been an exciting challenge for Icardi, but Real Madrid has decided against it.
⚪️🇦🇷 Real Madrid insist they’re not in active talks to sign Mauro Icardi for January transfer window despite recent links.
Icardi’s excellent performances haven’t gone unnoticed around Europe but Real denying that kind of plan.
🇧🇷 Club excited by Endrick’s arrival in July 24. pic.twitter.com/OJxDIgulYy
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 27, 2023
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid has denied any chances of bringing the Argentine to La Liga in January 2024. It seems that the club is happy with the squad depth, and not exploring many possibilities in the January transfer window. The club’s focus is on the next summer transfer window where they would look to sign some big players
The Brazillian youngster Endrick would be arriving before the start of the next season, and the club considers him a huge talent to look out for in the future. Additionally, the club would also look to end its long pursuit of Kylian Mbappe from PSG. Considering all this, the signing of another forward in January looks very unlikely.
Icardi has been incredible for Galatasaray in the 2023/24 season
Icardi has found his form again at Galatasaray. After, some troubling seasons at both Inter Milan and PSG, the Argentine striker has regained his love for football in Turkey. Icardi has accumulated a G/A of 21 in the same amount of matches for the Turkish club this season.
And his performances have made it clear, that last season was no fluke. In the 2022/23 season, Icardi had a G/A of 29 in 22 games in the Turkish Super Lig. This forced Galatasaray to sign the Argentine permanently, who was on loan from PSG for the 2022/23 season.
🇦🇷 Mauro Icardi underrated stats by Club:
🇮🇹 Inter Milan: 121 goals, 29 assists
🇫🇷 PSG: 38 goals, 10 assists
🇹🇷 Galatasaray: 38 goals, 10 assists
🇮🇹 Sampdoria: 11 goals, 4 assists
Incredible goal scorer! ⚽️✨⭐️ pic.twitter.com/L9Ru6BAHI9
— Sholy Nation Sports (@Sholynationsp) October 27, 2023
His exploits on the pitch mean that Galatasaray sits in 2nd in the Super Lig table, level on points with leaders, Fenerbahce. They have also fared well in the Champions League, so far. They currently occupy the third position, level on points with Man United. This gives them a shot at the Europa League.
It can be judged that Galatasaray will most probably end the season on a high note, and for that, Icardi needs to continue playing his elite soccer.