Scaloni: Icardi Could Return to Argentina Squad

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Scaloni: Icardi Could Return to Argentina Squad

Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni has opened the door to a potential return to the national team for Mauro Icardi, with the 26-year-old in fine form for new club Paris Saint-Germain.

Icardi has only made eight appearances for Argentina, and none this year. He is reported to be unpopular among the squad due to his personal issues with former forward Maxi Lopez, a close friend of Lionel Messi.

He has never been far from the headlines for his goalscoring prowess or his personal life but, with nine goals in 10 games for PSG this season, he could prove a useful addition to Scaloni’s squad.

"He is a player that we have in mind," Scaloni told a press conference.

“He is playing again and gathering momentum after not having done so at the end of last season, and it is important that he is scoring goals.

“He was always on our agenda, but not for the moment because there are others who are doing well.

“At any time he could return. The door is always open for the best.”

Icardi had been included in Scaloni’s preliminary 40-man squad for this summer’s Copa America, but he was eventually cut from the final selection.

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