Is this the end of the Mauro Icardi melodrama? After the failed training sessions on Sunday and Monday as well as his absence in the group for the reception of RB Leipzig (3-2), the Argentinian striker from PSG presented himself well this Thursday morning at the Camp des Loges. On Wednesday, the Parisian workforce was at rest after the European success. The preparation for Sunday’s clasico against OM therefore begins with Mauro Icardi.
The week of the former Inter Milan scorer is marked by the soap opera surrounding his private life and his relationship with Wanda Nara, wife and agent of the player. He was officially excused by the club for the group training sessions on Sunday and Monday. Announced in the group for the Champions League match, Mauro Icardi finally forfeited. It remains to be seen if he will be mentally and physically ready to travel with the team to Marseille.
Another absent Tuesday night against Leipzig, Neymar is also approaching a return according to several internal sources. The Brazilian, affected by adductor pain during Monday’s collective session, is not yet 100% but his participation in the clasico is not ruled out by Mauricio Pochettino’s staff. A decision will be made on Saturday after the last two meetings of the Parisian group at the Camp des Loges.
Sergio Ramos was also at the Loges camp this afternoon to continue his individual training. The Spanish defender, who still has not played a meeting with PSG this season, is expected with the group at the start of the week. The hope of seeing him in November wearing the red and blue tunic for the first time exists. Finally, Leandro Paredes remains injured in the thigh and his return will not take place before the return of the international break on November 20.
In addition, the disciplinary committee imposed Wednesday evening a match of suspension to Marco Verratti for accumulation of yellow cards. The Italian midfielder will miss the reception of Lille at the end of the month.