Long gone are the days when Cavani confided to the Parisian – Today in France that he had “promised to finish” his contract with PSG. “It’s a certainty,” he told us last summer. Since then, his sporting situation has changed, and the Matador, who has become a luxury replacement, is agitated behind the scenes to find a way out to Atlético de Madrid, the only club to want to welcome him this winter.
As announced by the Spanish daily Marca, on Wednesday, the Madrid club offered 10 million euros to PSG to hire the services of the 32-year-old striker whose contract ends on June 30, 2020. Refusal by PSG who would ask 30 million euros, the Spanish newspaper believes. Information that we could not verify.
Paris is sticking to a clear line for the moment since it heard of the desires of its attacker elsewhere. He refuses to strengthen Atlético, a competitor that he could find on his way in the Champions League.
An imaginary injury?
And sportingly, PSG knows that it might need the best goalscorer in its history (198 achievements) in the event of cascade injuries in attack. Not to mention that if Cavani left for Spain, the Parisian management would only have a few days to turn around and we know the difficulties in recruiting at the very end of winter transfer window.
All these motivations find little resonance with Cavani. In off, his entourage blames the PSG who would not show the respect due to its star center forward. He even adds that the current injury of the former Neapolitan, absent for two games, would not be real as indicated by RMC Sport last Wednesday. Disturbing. But not completely illogical.
Because, in his reasoning, the Uruguayan considers making a sacrifice if he committed, from this month of January, with Atlético since he would sit on the signing bonus (more or less equivalent to 10 million euros). This bonus he could touch next summer when he is a player free of any commitment.