Edinson Cavani’s future at Paris Saint-Germain will drastically change if he manages to score against Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League this Wednesday, at least that’s according to French journalist Dominique Severac.
French newspaper Le 10 Sport claims that Severac, who writes for Le Parisien, believes Cavani could completely re-write his future at PSG if he performs in their biggest game of the season yet, despite the fact that he’s been repeatedly linked with a move away. The Uruguayan has been closely named in connection with a big money transfer in the summer, with the likes of Manchester United touted amongst the frontrunners for his signature.
And whilst the 27-year-old is said to be struggling at the Parc des Princes since his colossal switch from Napoli last summer, Severac is of the opinion that a great game against Jose Mourinho’s Blues could make him a hero.
“The Cavani of 2014 is not the one of 2013, for sure,” he said.
“He is far from the level of the first half of the season. Two factors can explain this: the interminable divorce and injury. But however, do not label him a flop because of three or four games missed. The appointment is Wednesday. If he scores and Paris wins, his destiny will change.”
Of course whether or not Cavani remains in Ligue 1 past the summer is likely to be a matter decided by chiefs at his current club. Having paid around €64million for the striker less than a year ago they’re unlikely to be willing to let him leave, though certain reports suggest they could be tempted by offers upwards of £80million.