Serie A is a league that's really grown in popularity and stature over the last few seasons. Towards the back-end of the 00's it was seen slightly as something of a retirement league and one, with clubs such as AC Milan & Inter Milan a shadow of their former selves. But now in 2019 the game in Italy is incredibly strong, Juventus are still the dominant force but there's some top players on display and the division is going from strength to strength. There's a wealth of superstars plying their trade over there and one who regularly makes the headlines is Inter forward Mauro Icardi.
The Argentine is one of European footballs hottest properties, with him taking his game to another level since making the move from Sampdoria back in 2013. A stunning return of 109 goals in just 179 league goals shows what a player he is and he's someone you'd think that Inter would be desperate to retain at all costs. But on Wednesday some worrying news for the Nerazzurri supporters broke after it was announced that Icardi would be stripped of his club captaincy after a breakdown in contract talks - which hasn't gone down well.
Since learning of the clubs decision he's since refused to travel to Austria for Inter's Europa League knockout clash with Rapid Wien and it's left his future at the San Siro in serious jeopardy. He's been an absolute revelation since arriving in Milan so there's going to be a significant amount of interest in him should he be made available for transfer. But what next for both the player and the club?