Mauro Icardi: What could have been for Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti’s side negotiated with Galatasaray (at a low price) for the experienced striker during the first few days of January. However, the price tag imposed by the Turkish team (€10 million) scuppered the winter transfer.

The addition of another pure center forward for the second half of this season (competition for Joselu) was an issue that Real Madrid addressed. It was a topic of particular interest during the early stages of the winter transfer window, although the deal would not end up being successful.

According to, the 14-time Champions League winner seriously explored the possibility of signing Mauro Icardi (30 years old). A goalscorer who has undoubtedly rediscovered his smile with Galatasaray. The negotiations between the parties took place at the beginning of this year 2024.

The conditions imposed by Galatasaray

The Whites wanted to sign the Argentine in a low-cost move, although it is true that the Istanbul side were not willing to accept the deal at any price. Galatasaray set a price tag of €10 million (minimum) for Icardi, an amount that frustrated his move to the Santiago Bernabéu.

Remembered by fans of Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, the player has remained with the Ottoman team. For its part, the still leader of the First Division closed the door to this alternative for its attack a few weeks ago. In short, Icardi and Real Madrid have been left wanting.

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