Paris St Germain striker Edison Cavani has stated that he is not looking to leave the club this summer, according to Sky Sports.
The 27-year-old moved to the capital side last year from Napoli but was said to be dissatisfied at the way he was used last season. The Uruguayan was often forced to play out wide, supporting PSG’s star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who plays in Cavani’s favoured position of the central forward. Claims of discontent had spread across the media linking him with a move away from the club.
Several Premier League clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with a move for the hitman but as yet, no club has made a bid for the player.
Cavani at PSG
It was thought that Cavani could be used as a pawn in the attempt to sign Angel di Maria from Real Madrid. With PSG required to sell somebody before the 26-year-old midfielder can be bought, the apparently unsettled striker seemed the best possible option. A deal for the Uruguayan wouldn’t come cheap, with PSG looking to refund as much of the £55million they splashed out on Cavani last year, as well as trying to get some extra funds for the Di Maria transfer.
Talks of a break down in conversation with Laurent Blanc were also rumoured to be a factor in Cavani’s desire to leave. The 27-year-old was excluded from the away kit photo release being replaced by Yohan Cabaye instead. Further rumours of Cavani being forced to train alone and initially being left out of the team’s mini tour of Asia were all used as reasons for the former Napoli star to leave.
However, Cavani himself has spoken out against all the rumours, calling them just that. Speaking to L’Equipe, he said that he has no reason to leave Paris adding that he is happy and calm.
He admits that there may have been discussions about his future and his discontent at playing out of position last season. The Uruguayan, who struggled at the World Cup in Brazil last month, said that he feels that the situation has been resolved and that he would rather stay in Paris than move on. Cavani insisted that he wanted to wait for the right time to speak about the summer’s rumours, but feels as if now is the time to put it all behind him.
He did add that will he remains happy at the club, the decision doesn’t lie just with him, but also the club. Whether this means that the club may have a different agenda to the striker remains to be seen. Whilst Cavani wants the rumours to stop, it is unlikely that the media will take the same stance until the transfer window closes.