Uruguayan respectfully leaves future in Napoli’s hands, but would love Madrid switch.
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has revealed that it would be a dream to play for Spanish giants Real Madrid, but has admitted he is concentrating on the Confederations Cup and not his club future.
According to Goal.com, the Uruguayan international has spoken of his desire to play for Madrid, but has heard nothing official to suggest that he will leave Naples this summer.
Cavani’s mother has previously stated that the club are in negotiations with both Los Blancos and Chelsea, effectively ruling Manchester City out of the running.
However, the Blues have reportedly had a cash plus player deal involving Fernando Torres dismissed by the Partenopei, as owner Aurelio De Laurentiis maintains his stance on receiving the full €63m buyout clause included in Cavani’s contract.
Nevertheless, it is clear where Cavani wants to go if a deal is struck between clubs, and that a move to Madrid would be a dream come true. Although, the 26-year-old remained commendably respectful to his current employers, and has placed his future in their hands.
“I am very calm about my future. Madrid are a great club and every player dreams of playing there,” Cavani told Cadena COPE.
“I am a Napoli player for now, though, and I am focused on the Confederations Cup. It is not only up to me what the clubs decide. There are other factors that must be taken into account.
“There’s a lot of talk about Madrid’s interest, so we will see what happens. Nobody has said anything officially.”
It remains to be seen whether the Spanish giants meet the asking price for Cavani, but it may be a while yet as they look to appoint a successor to Jose Mourinho first. However, coupled with the conclusion of the Confederations Cup, the timing would suggest it could tie in with his mother’s prediction of his future taking “15 to 20 days” to be decided.