Icardi: Madrid wanted me

Mauro Icardi has confirmed that “Real Madrid tried to sign me”, before he extended his contract with Inter last month.

The Barcelona youth product finished as Serie A’s joint-top goalscorer with 22 goals in 2014-15, alongside Luca Toni, and he has now attempted to stoke the fires ahead of the Nerazzurri’s International Champions Cup friendly with Los Blancos on Monday.

“Real Madrid tried to sign me, but I’m glad I renewed [my contract] with Inter, whom I’ll will play with in the Champions League next season,” the Argentine striker was quoted as saying by AS.

Icardi, 22, was also linked with Atletico Madrid last season.

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