Edinson Cavani is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of this month after the Uruguayan striker rejected the club’s offer for a short-term extension. PSG had hoped Cavani would agree to sign an extension for two months so that he could compete in the final matches in the 2019/20 Champions League with them.
Cavani’s decision has left PSG ‘very disappointed’, claims RMC. “President Al-Khelaïfi has always supported him”, says a source at the club. “He has always been behind him. He had an offer to continue for two months on the same salary that he is on now and the possibility to win the Champions’ League, and yet he preferred to leave. It is small of him.”
Another employee said: “He could have left just after… He is going to sign for a club on a free. There is no danger for him and the argument about not getting injured is nonsense – it is simply a question of principle. Edi would have liked a full contract extension offer (past the 2-month mark) and it never came.”
The player’s management made the following statement on Cavani’s decision: “He did not want to take a risk and hurt a departure to his new club.” It is unclear where Cavani’s future lies. Reports claim that the forward is set to sign a multi-year deal at Atletico Madrid, whilst it is also claimed that Cavani could be on his way to David Beckham’s Inter Miami in the Major League Soccer.