Inter Milan skipper Mauro Icardi may have settled the nerves of some Nerazzurri fans after openly discussing his objectives with the club for the upcoming season.
The 23-year-old striker has been linked with a move away from the San Siro in the last few weeks, with both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal thought to be keen on bidding for the Argentine international.
However, as Four Four Two reported, Icardi looks to have made up his mind as to where he will be playing next season, “We’ve all enjoyed a bit of time off and now we come back with the same intentions as every year – to do as well as we possibly can.
“I kept track of everything going on. I’m sure the new owners will be good for Inter, just as [president and former owner Massimo] Moratti and [now minority owner Erick] Thohir have been in recent years.
“Our aim is to be playing in the Champions League again because Inter are one of the biggest clubs in the world and deserve to be in it. We just came up short last year but now we want to achieve great things.
“It’s a big responsibility for me to wear the captain’s armband once worn by [Javier] Zanetti but it makes me very proud. Now we await the supporters at [our pre-season training camp] in Brunico, but we already know that there’ll always be many fans, which is important to us. Football without fans is not the same and we feel the warmth of those who always support us.”
The Milanese club were recently acquired by a Chinese company who aim to invest heavily in the former European heavyweight and the former Sampdoria man is being identified as the man to lead the side back into the continent’s elite.