Manchester United are keeping tabs on the situation of Mauro Icardi at PSG with a view of making a January move if one of their current strikers leave.
According to French publication L’Equipe, Mauro Icardi has emerged as a target for Manchester United as the club are keeping tabs on the Argentine as a contingency plan. His situation at PSG has led to speculations of a move away from France, with some of Europe’s finest clubs in the chase.
Icardi might have the feeling of being the unwanted forward at Parc des Princes despite making no fewer than 20 appearances across all competitions for PSG this season. With most of his league appearances coming off the bench, the striker could be inclined to move away to become a regular starter at a different club.
Rumours have been circulating over a return to Italy with Juventus thought of as the destination for the striker. However, with the Bianconeri confirming their intention to keep hold of Alvaro Morata until the end of the campaign, the chances of the Argentine moving there have thinned.
Barcelona were also mentioned as suitors for Icardi, as a possible replacement for Sergio Aguero since the former Manchester City star retired owing to a health condition. However, since they have signed Ferran Torres recently, there is hardly any chance of the PSG star coming in now.
Now, Manchester United seem to be interested in a move for Icardi, who they feel would suit their style of play. Despite having signed Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, the Red Devils are keeping a close eye on the former Inter Milan captain’s situation due to the developments surrounding some of their other strikers.
Anthony Martial is expected to leave the club in January after Ralf Rangnick confirmed the Frenchman’s desire to depart to seek regular playing time. At the same time, there are also concerns surrounding Edinson Cavani, who has looked unsettled in the ongoing campaign.
Manchester United are now keen on signing Icardi if one of those strikers happen to leave the club this month. The PSG star has proven himself a reliable goalscorer everywhere he has played, although his controversial image has held him back. A move to Old Trafford could be good for the 28-year-old as he would get a chance to test himself in the Premier League while helping United’s push for a top-four finish.