FC BarcelonaThe story behind the departure of the Argentine
ANDn 2001, the Argentine economic crisis forced the family ofMauro Icardito emigrate to Spain. The parents decided to settle in the Canary Islands, where today the Inter scorer began playing inSports Neighborhood Union.
Seven years later, the Vencidary played a tournament where the Rosario was a figure and where he took all the attention of the scoutsBarcelona. After shining in that event, the club blaugrana contacted his peers to do Mauro, a non-work contract for six years, taking into account that Icardi was just 15 years.
The adaptation cost a lot toIcardi in Barcelona. As soon as it arrived,Pep Guardiolahe received it: "Welcome to Barcelona, we've been waiting for you for nine months, it's been like a pregnancy." Mauro never felt comfortable in the club and in the city, so in 2011 he decided to go on loan to Sampdoria.
Years later, he himself would affirm: "The game of Barcelona was very different from my characteristics and we opted to change to Italian football, which is the one that suits me the most."And even your former representative,Abian Moranoit was overwhelming inAll Passionto explain the departure of Icardi from the institution blaugrana.
"Leaving Barcelona, he changed Mauro's life, he is a creation of a 10-year job and that step into Italian football was decisive: I am convinced that not without that decision today he would not be a professional footballer. Barcelona changed, 9 went into the background, in the first teamSamuel Eto'owas displaced to the band, David Villa was moved to the band andIbrahimovicHe spent almost a year in a bank. Mauro is very pure and they took that system to all the minor categories, "explained Morano.
Today Icardi is the figure of Inter and one of the most important in Italian football. And he showed that football is not born or dies in Barcelona.