PSG decided it was better to have two elite strikers and make one less happy than lose one of them. Will this be a devastating blow to Man United’s transfer plans?
Mere hours after the agent for PSG star striker Edinson Cavani publicly stated interest from “big clubs” in Europe and that Cavani would leave if not given a better deal, the £45 million-rated star has been pulled off the market.
According to the Daily Mail, Paris Saint-Germain have acquiesced to Cavani’s reported demand that he be given a starring role as the main forward on offense, with megastar Zlatan Ibrahimovic expected to be moved around. The news no doubt comes as a blow to Man United’s chase for a suitable replacement for Robin van Persie, who was sold Galatasaray earlier this month. Cavani’s agent Walter Guglielmone has stated that the 28-year-old Uruguayan star will remain in France with the Ligue 1 champions.
“This summer Edi has received interest from top clubs who are chasing a centre-forward,” Guglielmone told a French publication. “He hasn’t listened to them because he was given guarantees about his position at the end of last season.
“We have been led to believe that Ibrahimovic will pay further and further away from the box in order to touch the ball more, leaving the striker position for Edi to fill, which was the case several times at the end of 2014-15.
“In such conditions, Edi will be happy at PSG.”
Edinson Cavani had an estimated price tag of £45 million after two straight seasons for PSG with 25 goals or more. Cavani led PSG in total goals scored last season and finished second behind Zlatan with 18 league goals as the club won the Ligue 1 title.