We’re getting closer to a deal for Edinson Cavani.
According to a new report from ESPN‘s Julien Laurens, Paris Saint-Germain is open to selling their all-time leading scorer to Atlético Madrid for €20 million.
The 32-year-old Cavani has been targeted by Atléti for weeks as they look to improve their attacking options. They previously made a €10 million offer to PSG but that was rejected by the club as it was reported by Marca they wanted a fee closer to €30 million.
Laurens reports that while PSG lowered their asking price, a deal isn’t a sure thing citing disagreement over whether or not the La Liga club should spend the money now or wait until the summer when Cavani can be signed on a free transfer after his PSG contract expires in June.
With a deal inching closer to actually happening, PSG will need to focus on signing a replacement in the remaining days of the January transfer window. Laurens believes Kevin Gameiro or Fernando Llorente could be options worth exploring.
I previously wrote that PSG did the right thing by rejecting Atlético’s low-ball offer. Cavani may not be at his best right now but he is more valuable as a back-up striker to Mauro Icardi than €10 million in the bank. For €20 million, it might be time to bid Cavani au revoir.
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