When the day started, we expected Atlético Madrid to make a third offer for Edinson Cavani. Ultimately, that didn’t happen and now, El Matador appears to be staying at Paris Saint-Germain for the rest of the season.
The transfer saga has dragged on all January and has dominated the conversation surrounding PSG. The club’s sporting director, Leonardo, never wavered on his demands and Atléti simply couldn’t reach the asking price. It’s as simple as that.
Unless some kind of deal can be worked out with another club in the remaining hours of the transfer window, Cavani will return to the PSG dressing room after handing in a transfer request and resume the back-up striker role behind Mauro Icardi.
PSG’s all-time leading scorer could be in the squad for Saturday’s match against Montpellier HSC at the Parc des Princes and it will be interesting to see how the supporters react to his arrival should he play.
Before we get to that match though, there was plenty of reaction on Twitter to the news that Cavani would remain in Paris. Responses ranged from fans of other clubs wanting their team to make an offer to some calling PSG a “prison.”
It’s a prison right there. They also refused to sell Veratti and Neymar to Barca when they wanted a switch.
— Lahmssen (@Lahmssen) January 30, 2020
Well that’s unfortunate. Cavani at Atlético, even at his age, would’ve been transformative for that team. https://t.co/AS1BrNjRtI
— Peter Galindo (@GalindoPW) January 30, 2020
— Sam A'bioje (@sambioje) January 30, 2020
I don’t care what anyone says United need to go all out and get Cavani 🔴
— UNaCCoMMaDaTiNG ⚠️ (@parkez33) January 30, 2020
If Cavani to Atletico off news true could sort out a deal where Cavani comes here somehow & Giroud goes PSG so they have there replacement but probably too late
— DonkeysOut (@CarvalhoJTElite) January 30, 2020
Cavani is available. There are no excuses. 0. Per reliable reports, he’s Frank Lampard’s #1. Disgraceful treatment of the manager, and Giroud as well.
— #SignPlayers-Daily 🏆 (@EmenaIo) January 30, 2020
Lolololololololo Edinsoooooon Cavani !!!!!!
PSG : Prison Saint Germain. https://t.co/rZ7XCMzIEs
— lionOfatlas94 n’est plus (@SoParisSG) January 30, 2020
Atletico have called off their hunt for Cavani Tottenham needs to go and get him Tottenham don’t be stupid he wants to leave PSG and it’s a done deal I will be so annoyed and frustrated if we don’t get w top called striker like Cavani or bale #TransferDeadlineDay #transfer
— Dale Richard Niland (@niland_richard) January 30, 2020
— Marc Damon (@MarcDamon1) January 30, 2020
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