Mauro Icardi’s lawyer has hit out at Inter for allegedly discriminating against the striker, saying he is “suffering psychologically” from his ongoing exclusion from the team.
Icardi has taken legal action against the Serie A side, demanding they let him return to training and pay him €1.5 million in compensation.
The 26-year-old does not appear to be part of new coach Antonio Conte’s plans, while his shirt number has been given to new striker Romelu Lukaku. Furthermore, Icardi has been excluded from training.
The Argentina international’s lawyer, Giuseppe Di Carlo, says Inter have been treating him unfairly and says they will take them to court unless he is welcomed back.
“At the beginning of August I sent a warning to the club for Icardi to be fully reintegrated to training,” he told Corriere dello Sport.
“In response, I received a formal note from the company stating that he is already in the group, but it is well known he isn’t doing the technical-tactical exercises. He is unilaterally considered to be for sale despite a contract until June 2021 and his declared will to respect it.
“This is an established practice by other clubs too, but I wonder: is it right? This arbitration can become a question of law for the future. We aim to show that a footballer can’t be treated like that.
“In my opinion there is no way we can get a resolution, but we want equal treatment with the other Inter players. Now let’s see what kind of response there will be. If Icardi leaves, we will drop the case. Otherwise….