Real Madrid will look to sign Inter striker Mauro Icardi

Real Madrid target Mauro Icardi from Inter to boost their attacking options.

According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Real Madrid will look to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.

The Argentina international joined Inter Milan from Sampdoria for a fee in the region of 13 million euros in July 2013. His contract expires in the summer of 2021.

Since his arrival from Sampdoria, Mauro Icardi has scored 95 goals and provided 23 assists in 165 games for Inter, including 17 goals and one assist in 19 games in all competitions this season.

Mauro Icardi has represented Argentina at Under-20 level, winning five caps and scoring three goals, before making his senior international debut in October 2013. As a member of Argentina national football team, Icardi won four caps.

The Argentina international is high in demand this winter, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Inter this term.

Zinedine Zidane wants to sign a new striker and Mauro Icardi is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The report claims that Real Madrid manager has extensively scouted Mauro Icardi and is considering a move for the striker.

Zidane is a long term admirer of Icardi and believes he can get the most out of the Argentina international.

The 24-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Real Madrid squad and would be a very good buy in January.

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According to the report, Real Madrid are looking for another striker after Saturday’s loss to Barcelona. The loss has changed the Real Madrid’s transfer plans. The main idea had been to recruit Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao, but it looks like the Real need an another striker. Icardi is one of the best strikers in Serie A at the moment and has attracted the interest of Real Madrid.

Inter Milan are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the striker, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

It will be interesting to see whether Real Madrid will make their move during the January transfer window.

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