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Thomas Tuchel expects Paris Saint-Germain stay for key South American duo

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Thomas Tuchel expects Paris Saint-Germain stay for key South American duo
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Edinson Cavani and Leandro Paredes have rarely been used this season by the head coach.

As a result, several clubs have been linked with them.

South America duo Edinson Cavani and Leandro Paredes have been tipped to leave Paris Saint-Germain,  but coach Thomas Tuchel is confident both players will stay for the remainder of the 2019/20 season. PSG’s all-time leading goalscorer Cavani has struggled to get into the team following the loan signing of Mauro Icardi and has been tipped to join Atletico Madrid.

Cavani has endured an injury disrupted campaign so far in 2019-20, but even when he has been fit, Tuchel has opted to play Pablo Sarabia or Angel Di Maria alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The Uruguayan international has been heavily linked with a move to Diego Simeone’s side in the coming weeks, after growing frustrated with his situation at the Ligue 1 giants this season. However, it seems that Atletico Madrid’s hopes of signing Edinson Cavani in January have been shattered.

“It has been difficult for Edinson after picking up an injury.” That meant he lost his rhythm, whilst other players were in good form in his position,” Tuchel said in a press-conference, quoted by Marca. “But whilst he is here he must continue to prepare in the best way possible.”

In the meantime, Argentina international Paredes is also reportedly seeking a move away after being restricted to eight starts in all competitions this term, but Tuchel has placed his trust in him as well: “Paredes played a lot during the end of last year. He showed he is capable of being an important player and can influence our game. I trust that they stay with us, and I do not imagine anything else happening.”

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