Galatasaray to sign £45m loan move from Newcastle

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Galatasaray are reportedly set to loan out PSG striker Mauro Icardi, with the 29-year-old reportedly on Newcastle United’s radar during the summer transfer window.

According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Argentina international is set to sign for the Turkish giants on a dry loan, with PSG looking all summer to offload the former Inter Milan striker after failing to sign him. sell to Newcastle and Manchester United, who have reportedly been offered the chance to buy the striker.

A £45million signing for PSG in 2020, Icardi never settled in the French capital despite being branded by then-coach Thomas Tuchel as a ‘world-class’ striker , but the striker’s time in Ligue 1 now seems to be finally over. of a move to Galatasaray.

Turkish clubs have until tomorrow night to sign new players, and the likes of Besiktas and Galatasaray have done impressive business this summer, namely Dele Alli, Lucas Torreira and now Icardi, who could be a game-changer for Gala.

The Istanbul giants endured their worst season in their history last term as Galatasaray missed out on European football as a whole, but some big signings set to be crowned by Icardi could change all that, and for Newcastle they will be a little happy that they missed the Argentine striker.

While the Toon had the money to spend on signing Icardi, the decision to move for Alexander Isak instead will likely prove, in the long run, to be the wisest move for Eddie Howe’s side, the Swedish international being much younger and much more suited. to the Magpies’ long-term project.

Galatasaray signing Icardi is a win-win situation for everyone

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Icardi’s career has been something of a mess since joining PSG, but moving to Turkey to play for a club as big as Galatasaray will be a major career reset for the South American sniper, who has need a reset in football away from the media and glamor of Paris.

Although Galatasaray could be a cauldron that amplifies Icardi’s worst, chances are the striker will use this move as a chance to buckle up and work on improving as a player, with Turkey being the ideal country for a player like the Argentine. get his career back on track.

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