“An unresolved problem.”
This is how the Corriere della Sera describes the contractual situation between Inter and Mauro Icardi.
“Wanda Nara, wife and agent of the Inter captain, wants to double his wage and the club is not giving in on this demand: now the relationship is very tense. Currently, there are no meetings on the agenda but it is likely that both sides will speak again after January 7th. This renewal has been a soap opera. For the moment, between demand of Wanda (€9M) and the club’s offer (€7M), received and rejected two months ago, there is a noticeable difference. This hole can be filled and there is confidence on this renewal even if the signs tell opposite.
“Wanda is taking care of her and her husband’s interest, knowing full well that she has considerable influence on Suning given her popularity in China. The showgirl is demanding Icardi’s wage, who is essential for Inter with 120 goals in five seasons, to be doubled. The current contract will expire on June 2021 and the wage is now at €5M. Then there is also the question of the €110M release clause, valid only to foreign clubs from July 1st to 15th every summer. Inter want to remove it while Wanda would like to keep and increase it based on the new wage. Basically, the new release clause will go proportionally with how big of an increase Icardi is going to get.
“Inter are using the wait-and-see tactics for two main reasons: they have not received any offer (although Wanda claims at one point that Real Madrid are ready to pay the clause) and they do not want to enter the spiral of the increase in wages. Increasing Icardi’s too much would open the requests of other players to do the same. What certain is that, the match between Wanda and Icardi will not be a friendly match.”