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French champions, PSG confirm £52m signing of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan following successful loan spell

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French champions, Paris St-Germain have confirmed the signing of striker Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan following his successful loan spell.

The Argentina international, 27, signed a four-year deal with PSG which runs until June 30, 2024, after the French club agreed to pay a fee of €50m (£45m) with €7m (£6.2m) in add-ons for Icardi, who first joined them on loan from Inter on September 2.

Icardi scored 20 goals in 31 matches in all competitions before the French season was officially ended on 30 April because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

A statement issued by the Inter Milan club on Sunday, read: ‘The statement read: ‘FC Internazionale Milano announces the transfer of Mauro Icardi to Paris Saint-Germain FC: the striker, born in 1993, has permanently moved to the French club.

‘The Club thanks the player for the six seasons he spent with us and wishes him the best for his future professional career.’

PSG also released a statement, saying: ‘Paris Saint-Germain are delighted to announce the signing of Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal, following the striker’s loan from Inter Milan during the 2019-2020 season.’

‘The 27-year-old Argentina international (8 caps), who also holds an Italian passport, has signed a four-year deal with the capital club until 30 June 2024.’

‘The Rosario-born player is the 16th Argentinian player in the history of Paris Saint-Germain, and has made 31 appearances for the Rouge et Bleu in the 2019-2020 season, picking up a Ligue 1 winner’s medal, scoring 20 goals and providing 4 assists.’

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Grammy Awards 2021: Yemi Alade To Host The 63rd Edition Of The Awards

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Nigerian musician, Yemi Alade will be part of celebrities who are billed to release the nominees of the Grammy Awards 2021.

The singer is one of the most recognized female artists from the African continents.

Her hit song ‘Johnny’ was one of the most played songs as it enjoyed airplay from all over the world.

She has had various nominations from awards including MTV African Music Awards, BET Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards etc.

The subsequent Grammy Awards is scheduled for January 31, 2021, and will be hosted by Trevor Noah.

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Burna Boy Get Grammy Nomination For The Second Time

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Nigerian superstar and self acclaimed Africa giant, Burna Boy’s album ‘Twice As Tall’ has been drafted for a Grammy award in the Best Global Music category.

Although this will be Burna Boy’s second nomination in this category. Earlier in 2020, Burna Boy’s album,African Giant lost the category to Angelique Kidjo.

Earlier, the Recording Academy declared the category formerly known as ‘Best World Music Album’ would become ‘Best Global Music Album.’ Burna Boy lost to Kidjo when the category was known as ‘Best World Music Album.’

If Burna Boy wins, he will become Nigeria’s first Grammy winner since Sikiru Adepoju won with Planet Drum over 10 years ago. Beyonce’s video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ got a nod for Best Music Video, but it’s unclear if that concerns Wizkid who is a featured act on the song alongside Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce’s daughter and Saint jHN.

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VIDEO: Laycon Join Forces With ShowMax To Start TV Series ‘I Am Laycon’

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Nigerian rapper and BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon has declared the launch of his reality TV show dubbed, ‘I am Laycon.’

The singer join forces with an online streaming service, ShowMax for his reality TV show that will premiere in 2021.

He broke the news to his fans on his Instagram handle; @itslaycon with a post and a caption that reads;

I’m excited to announce to you that, Showmax and I, have started shooting the first Nigerian Showmax Original reality series: I am LAYCON!!!!!

Trust me when I say this, it’s going to be massive. 2021 is about to be lit!!! #IamLayconShowmax #ShowmaxOriginal #ShowmaxNaija @showmaxonline.”

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