Mauro Icardi has been the subject of much transfer speculation, with several of Europe’s top clubs reportedly fighting to secure his services, but the striker maintains he is happy at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and that he has no intention whatsoever of parting ways with Inter any time soon.
Having spent a few weeks on the sidelines in March with a knee injury, the Argentine continues to impress having scored six goals in his last nine Serie A games.
One of those was the winner in a 1-0 victory over Frosinone, which helped Icardi hit 50 goals for Inter in his 100th appearance, and the 23-year-old is keen to add to that tally in the years to come.
“I am happy to be here, to be the captain and to score,” he told Corriere della Sera. “Of course I want to win, but I want to do so here, like so many have done before me. Every year it is said that I want to leave, but it is always the same story.
“The club has done a great job at bringing good players here. At the beginning [of the season] we were winning games 1-0 but we were at the top [of the table].
“Then in January we had a slump, but the team is growing and I hope that next season we will be even more competitive.”
Icardi also outlined his vision for the immediate future of the Nerazzurri , of which he made clear he wants to be a part.
“Inter’s objective can no longer be half-hearted,” he added. “We must win the Scudetto and to get back in the Champions League.”
It is easy to forget that Icardi is still only 23 and is still developing into one of the best strikers in Europe. The most difficult position to find on a team is a consistent goalscorer. Inter have that in Icardi and to sell him this summer would make no sense.