Leonardo, the PSG Sporting Director has confirmed that Edinson Cavani wants to leave the club.
“We’ve always said the same thing about Cavani. We were hoping he would stay with the club, but today he asked to leave,” Leonardo explained of the club’s all-time record scorer, who has 198 goals in all competitions for the club. “We’re studying the situation. We’ve had a proposal from Atletico Madrid, but that proposal was not commensurate with the player’s value.”
“For Cavani, we’re listening. The link with Atletico Madrid has faded a bit because we haven’t been in touch since the offer,” said the Brazilian, now in his second stint as PSG’s sporting director. “We’re looking to the future. It’s a bit clearer, for the player, for the future. We’ll see how it develops over the next few days. We’re listening because we respect the player.”
“I think we have a complete squad, really complete. We’ve got strong alternatives: we’ve got Draxler, who can play anywhere, and we’ve got other players who can play as a central striker. There are a lot of alternatives,” he explained. “But it’s difficult to replace a player like Cavani, and we have to think very clearly. We’ve never asked for a particular sum of money. Everybody talks about it but we’ve never established a value because the most important thing is what everyone wants. And we should be clear about this: the player wants to leave.”