As Mauro Icardi finds himself more comfortable in the striker role for Paris Saint-Germain, the more it becomes evident that the Edinson Cavani era is nearly over.
With the January window set to open up in a few days, the Uruguayan appears to have found a new home. According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Cavani has a three-year agreement for a move to Atlético Madrid.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) December 23, 2019
Despite the injury to Diego Costa and needing a striker in the present time, Atlético is going to play the waiting game with Cavani. Rather than pay PSG a transfer fee, they’ll wait to get him on a free once his contract expires in June, according to CulturePSG, even though they would like to have him in January but PSG doesn’t want to let him leave before the end of the season.
Back in October, reports surfaced that Atlético’s president Enrique Cerezo made contact with Cavani’s camp. However, the link between El Matador and Atlético has long existed, back in 2016, the 32-year-old had some words about possibly playing there one day. Fast forward four years, and it looks as though it’s only a matter of time before Cavani suits up for Los Colchoneros.
Despite knowing that Cavani’s days with PSG are dwindling, it’s still bittersweet. El Matador is the example of a team player, giving up his position to allow for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to remain as striker early in his tenure. Then after coming off a 50-goal season in 2016-17, he conceded the goal-scoring reigns to Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé. Today, he’s been relegated to the bench in favor of newcomer Icardi.
Although Cavani isn’t what he once was, it will still be an emotional sight at the end of the season when he departs from the club after seven years in Paris.
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