Mauro Icardi’s wife and agent of, Wanda Nara, claimed that Paris was not her preferred destination, but she did it for her husband.
Wanda Nara claims the striker's loan move to Paris Saint-Germain was an 'ace up her sleeve', but admits that a switch to France was her least favoured option.
“Of the three options Icardi had to leave Inter, PSG was the worst”, she said.
There was much speculation over Icardi’s future during the season since apparently Conte didn’t want him in the squad. But he was secured as he made a switch to PSG from Inter on deadline day
The striker had been linked with Juventus, Napoli, Monaco and Atletico Madrid but agreed on a one-year contract extension that keeps him tied to Inter until 2022, though the club have given PSG a reported €70 million option to buy Icardi at the end of the campaign.
Nara says she always had the switch to Paris lined up even though it is not the ideal scenario for her.
"If I waited until the last moment, it's because I had an ace up my sleeve," Nara told in an interview to Argentine show Morfi Telefe. "Nobody knew, not even the kids. Mauro packed a small suitcase and left the rest to me.
"The kids go to school in Italy, so we'll live between Milan and Paris. Of the three options we had, PSG was the worst for me, because I have to go back to live in Milan with the kids.
"But I thought of what was best for him. There were many important Italian clubs who wanted him and it would've been easier."
The 26-year-old, who has scored 124 goals in 219 appearances for the Nerazzurri, did not feature for Antonio Conte's side during pre-season or the opening two games of Inter's Serie A campaign after being told he could leave.