‘Offer a major boost’ – Reporter drops verdict as Wolves now consider signing striker ‘statement’

Speaking to This is Futbol, ​​journalist Pete O’Rourke has revealed his thoughts on the recent links involving Mauro Icardi and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


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The Paris Saint-Germain striker hasn’t enjoyed the best of times in France, making just 24 Ligue 1 appearances last season. As the World Cup approaches in December, he will be desperate for consistent playing time.

The fact is, however, that with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to rival at PSG, Icardi won’t be given the minutes needed in the French capital. Instead, a move elsewhere may be on the cards. Or even, a move to Wolves, who O’Rourke told This Is Futbol should target the striker, saying:

Yeah, that would be a big bet. I think for Wolves, if they were to sign Icardi, but again he obviously had his problems at PSG, it’s not really settled from this move. But that day, as he proved at Inter Milan, he is a prolific goalscorer. And that’s something Wolves are looking to improve, they’re also looking to add more goals to the squad.

“So if they were to move for Icardi and get back on his feet, and focus him on football, that could turn out to be a really shrewd deal because he’s a prolific goalscorer and Argentina international as well.”

Icardi’s signature is said to be a statement signed by Wolves. It offers the European pedigree they lack; a player who has played all the way up. His experience, alone, could offer a major boost to those at the club, not to mention his goalscoring prowess.

TIF’s thoughts on Pete O’Rourke’s comments…

We agree with O’Rourke when he says it would be a risk to sign Icardi. There’s no guarantee a deal will work out, especially for a player who failed to impress when he was at a top club like PSG.

Still, it’s worth looking back on his time at Inter Milan. Some people seem to forget that this is a player who scored 124 goals in 219 appearances for Italy. Still just 29, Icardi’s next suitors would have a few more years to use the striker and, perhaps, help him get back to his best.