Capello on why Real Madrid must win race for €110m Man Utd target

Date published: Wednesday 17th October 2018 6:50 - Samuel Bannister

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Fabio Capello has urged his former club Real Madrid to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real have struggled to fill the void left by five-time Ballon D’Or winner Ronaldo, with only Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scoring more than twice in La Liga.

Capello, who has had two spells as Real Madrid manager, believes Icardi is the man to solve their goalscoring problems.

He told Radio Rai: “I am a fan of Icardi, I like him.

“Real Madrid should make him their priority to be signed, because he is the most similar player to Cristiano Ronaldo and is deadly in the penalty box.

“He is the player Ronaldo has been in recent years and Icardi is someone who has that movement and feel for the goal.”

Icardi was the top scorer in Serie A last season, netting 29 times as Inter secured Champions League qualification for the first time in seven years.

He has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent years, with Manchester United and Chelsea specifically holding an interest. The Argentina attacker has a €110m release clause in his contract at Inter.


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