Inter Milan have stripped Mauro Icardi of the club captaincy as the player’s uneasy relationship with the club continues.
Goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has been appointed as the new club captain.
— Inter (@Inter_en) February 13, 2019
Confirmation of the news was tweeted by the official club Twitter account on Wednesday, in what is an unexpected turn of events.
It comes after a turbulent few months for player and club, with the Argentine striker yet to sign a new contract at San Siro.
Icardi has scored nine goals in 13 games but has not found the back of the net in his last seven league appearances – his worst spell since joining the club in 2013.
Handanovic has made 275 appearances for the Nerazzurri since arriving from Udinese in 2012.