icardi stripped of inter captaincy

17:00    13 Feb 2019

Inter's Mauro Icardi
Italian Serie A club Inter Milan have stripped Mauro Icardi of the captain's armband.

The Argentina international, who has been heavily linked with a move away from the club at the end of the season, has been replaced as the club's captain by Samir Handanovic with immediate effect.

Icardi, 25, has been Inter's club captain since 2015.

The former Sampdoria forward has scored 122 goals in 210 appearances for the Italian giants over the last four years, but despite being contracted to Inter until 2021 he has been tipped with a move away from the San Siro in the European summer.

Handanovic is set to don the captain's armband as early as Thursday when the Nerazzurri take on Rapid Wien in a Europa League Round of 32 first-leg clash.

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