Unless the outcome is incredible, Edinson Cavani will not be joining Atlético de Madrid this winter. As we wrote on December 30, the Uruguayan striker cannot leave PSG before January 31, both for sporting and financial reasons. As mentioned by the Spanish press, a delegation from Atlético was in Paris. But for a meeting of the European association of clubs (ECA) of which Nasser Al-Khelaïfi is a member of the executive committee. The PSG denies any meeting on Cavani, while the Spanish media evoke exchanges on this subject.
But, despite Cavani's sensitive desire to join a club in the fight for the podium in La Liga and still qualified in the knockout stages of the Champions League, PSG will not lower its requirements. The club of the capital refuses to reinforce a potential direct competitor to the final victory in Europe and fixes an amount almost impossible to reach for the Spanish club.
According to information from Marca, PSG would require 30 million euros to let go of the best scorer in its history (198 goals). But Atlético is not able to exceed 10 million euros. A more logical offer if we take into account the age (33 years in February) and the contract (which ends on June 30) of the former scorer of Naples or Palermo. The price set by the PSG, which we cannot confirm, blocks, in fact, any departure. From the first discussions, Atlético said that its financial margin was extremely reduced.
Absent in Monaco, he would have felt discomfort in the groin
Internally in Paris, no one imagines that Cavani will commit to Atlético. "How to manage a potential injury of Icardi or Mbappé if he leaves? “, We wonder at the club. A transfer of up to 30 million euros would have the merit of allowing Paris to recruit a replacement. An unlikely option to date.
In Spain, the press does not hesitate to point the finger at the absence of Cavani this Wednesday evening in Monaco, for the late match of the 15th day of Ligue 1. According to the club, the striker felt embarrassment to the groin during the last training and was not able to make the trip. An injury which, according to our information, is very real.
If the Madrid press understands that Atlético will attempt a last offensive before the end of the transfer window, the cause is heard on the side of Paris. The main stakeholder, who has always assured that he would not go to the showdown, also seems to have made a reason for a long time.