Brazil legend and former Inter star Ronaldo has suggested that Mauro Icardi has been caught in two minds following a reported offer from Spanish giants Real Madrid, as the 24-year-old has been a be
The Argentina international has mirrored Inter’s dip in form as one goal in his last five games have been matched by nine games without a win for the Serie A side, plummeting the Nerazurri to fourth place and out of contention for the Scudetto.
The 24-year-old has regularly affirmed his loyalty to Inter but – having been subject to rumours of interest from Madrid and elsewhere in the last year – Icardi could have had his head turned by the prospect of moving abroad.
Ronaldo told Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia:
“I don’t know much about the transfer market, but I think a lot of clubs want Icardi. Going to Real is every footballer’s dream, but I don’t know if it is his.”
Inter without Icardi is like a trash bag without the bag.
— Kessie_fan (@ZizouHuweidi) February 3, 2018
The uncertainty surrounding Icardi’s form and future will do little to ease the worries coming out of Inter’s camp who are a measly point ahead of fifth-placed Roma in a congested race to a Champions League berth come the end of the season – a competition the Italian side have not been a part of since season 2011/12.
It is a stark contrast to the situation Inter found themselves at the start of the season as a 16-game unbeaten streak had many dreaming of the title, including Ronaldo.
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