Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has put pen to paper and signed a contract extension to prolong his stay until the summer of 2021.
The Inter Milan captain was rumoured to be close to signing an extension for quite a while.
He started his career in the famous youth academy of Barcelona. But before the Catalans nabbed him, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Valencia were all interested in signing him.
Upon joining Barca in the 2008–09 season, he was included in the U-17 team. He was promoted to the U-19 team the following season, before joining Serie A club Sampdoria on loan in January 2011.
Icardi later stated that leaving Barcelona was not a bad choice, convinced that his decision to move on was the right one.
It was announced that Icardi would join Inter before the beginning of the 2013–14 season in a €6.5 million deal for 50% registration rights. Since then, the Argentine has made 111 appearances for Inter Milan, scoring 58 goals in the process.
Icardi has expressed his delight on agreeing to extend his contract until June 2021, and now aims to win more silverware with the Italian giants.
“I’m really happy to have signed a new contract because it’s what I wanted,” he told the club’s official website. “It won’t be easy, but I hope to lift lots of trophies with Inter.”