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Poll: Should Inter welcome back Mauro Icardi to the first-team fold?

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The Icardi debacle continues to rumble along

Mauro Icardi of FC Internazionale looks dejected during the... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

Well, it doesn’t appear that there’s any end in sight. The Mauro Icardi debacle continues to rumble along at a dear-God-help-me pace.

The latest: Icardi has taken over the number 7 for the time being, despite that being Alexis Sanchez’s number of choice (the Chilean is expected to join on loan this week); he and his oh-so-lovely AgentWife Wanda Nara have taken back to social media to exalt their love for Milan as a city (it is fucking beautiful) and to showcase the new home they’re building.

Conte still does not want Icardi. Napoli do. Icardi will not move to Napoli. Icardi will only move to Juventus. Juventus do not want Icardi.

It seems like forcing Icardi out of the club has been harder than Beppe Marotta thought. The Argentinian has remained stubborn. The market for him has been soft. Top clubs across Europe are not eager to bring his Icardi-ness into their dressing room.

So, should Inter cut their losses and just bring him back into the first-team fold permenantly?

If they can’t find a deal, a frontline of Lukaku, Latuaro, Sanchez, and Icardi would be spicy.

But this isn’t FIFA or Football Manager or PES. These aren’t just numbers on a page. These are people. Those at the club last season still feel burned by Icardi. We’ve seen players come back from somewhat similar situations before, but this feels a little different.

Adding Conte along with Marotta ushered in a new era. It’s clear the duo have prioritised character and other such intangible traits over raw skill. Would bringing Icardi back into the fold now have a detrimental effect on the team building Conte and has staff have put into place throughout the preseason? Would it undermine Marotta’s authority?

It’s seems the Inter hierarchy feel it would. They’re sticking to their hardline stance. Should they?

Poll

Should Icardi be welcomed back into the first-team full-time?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Yes
    (243 votes)
  • 53%
    No
    (282 votes)
525 votes total Vote Now