PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino believes that ‘every team’ would need a striker like Mauro Icardi, with the former Inter captain linked with a January move to Juventus.

The Bianconeri are on the lookout for a new striker in January and Icardi seems to be one of the most feasible deals.

Juventus have a tiny transfer budget and can only sign players on loan with an option to buy.

Their CEO Maurizio Arrivabene has ruled out big money moves in the winter transfer window.

Icardi, 28, has scored three goals in 14 Ligue 1 appearances this term playing barely 800 minutes across all competitions.

PSG coach Pochettino insists his compatriot is an important part of the squad and doesn’t seem to be considering his exit in January, although many clubs could knock on PSG’s door in January.

“I always say that all players are important,” Pochettino said at a press conference on Tuesday.

“Mauro is a player capable of scoring goals, I think every team would need someone like him. I still believe that teams are not made by just 11 footballers. It is necessary to have balance and that’s something Mauro is providing to the team.”

Icardi joined PSG on an initial loan deal from Inter in 2019.

The Ligue 1 giants made his move permanent one year later by paying €50m.

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has recently claimed that he wouldn’t mind Icardi’s return to Italy.

Marotta would ‘welcome’ Icardi move to Juventus

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