Real Madrid have been struggling for goals, and indeed, general form, since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus in the summer. As Santiago Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui in the dugout, they achieved better results, but Saturday saw them suffer a shocking 3-0 defeat at the hands of Eibar.
They have been linked with a host of attacking players in recent months, mostly Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, but also Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi.
Icardi spent three years at Barcelona where he played for their U-17 and U-19 teams, before leaving for Sampdoria in 2011.
The Argentina international, who started on the bench on Saturday against Frosinone and only had a brief cameo, has scored 117 goals in 196 games for the Nerazzurri since joining them in 2013, and has been seen as a possible solution for Real’s current goalscoring issues.
However, Spanish outlet Marca has reported that Real president Florentino Perez fears their potential move for Icardi would be blocked by the strikers wife and agent, Wanda Nara.
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