Move to Atletico is possible, insists Icardi’s agent

The Inter player’s representative has refused to rule out a move to Spain for his client, while he has also revealed that the striker was on the verge of signing for Napoli

The agent of Inter striker Mauro Icardi has refused to dismiss rumours linking his player with a move to Atletico Madrid in the summer.

Agent Ulisse Savini also revealed that the 21-year-old had "virtually signed for Napoli" before the San Siro team intercepted and secured his signature.

The Argentina international, who joined Inter at the start of the season from Sampdoria, scored twice against his former club on Sunday and his regular positive performances this season have put him on the radar of many of Europe’s top teams.

"Napoli had practically signed Icardi before he went to Inter," Savini revealed to Radio CRC. "But in the end the rules of the transfer market won through. The Nerazzurri wanted him with all their might.

"Mauro is perfect for Spanish football. Atletico? He could go to Madrid, but I think he will stay with Inter.

"The rumours linking him with Atletico are along the right lines, but they are not concrete. I don’t think he will leave.

"Much is said of Icardi’s personal life, including by himself, but on the pitch he has always shown his worth.

"He is a player with personality and he showed that with his celebration against Sampdoria."