Former Italy and West Ham United Legend, Paolo Di Canio has hit out at former Inter Milan striker, Mauro Icardi for his "indiscipline", claiming that the Argentinian is a right fit for his new club, Paris Saint-Germain.
Icardi completed a last-minute transfer to PSG from Inter, thereby ending a eight-month standoff with the Italian side after he and his wife and agent, Wanda Nara engaged in a spat with the club authorities that saw him being stripped of the captaincy.
His off-field indiscretions saw new manager, Antonio Conte confirm that he was not part of his plans for the future and despite being linked with the likes of Juventus, Napoli and Atletico Madrid, he eventually moved to France on a season-long loan with an option for PSG to buy him permanently at the end of the campaign.
Paolo Di Canio on Mauro Icardi: "If he does not score he never gives a hand to the team. Him at PSG? No wonder, because the French club is the natural landing place for undisciplined players." 😬 pic.twitter.com/Tc2HIEBD4M— Goal (@goal) September 11, 2019
"But seriously, why did Ancelotti want someone like Icardi, unable to apologise to his team-mates for the words of his wife-agent. And then, also from a technical point of view, Carlo needs an imaginative striker like [Dries] Mertens. Icardi scores only when the ball arrives with a cross from the end line. For the rest, incapable of doing anything a modern striker should be able to do," Di Canio said to Il Mattino as quoted by Goal.
"If he does not score he never gives a hand to the team. Him at PSG? No wonder, because the French club is the natural landing place for undisciplined players."
Despite the criticism aimed at him, there is no doubting Icardi's influence on the pitch as seen by the 124 goals he scored in 219 appearances for the Nerazzurri.