Paris Saint-Germain and Atlético Madrid are about €20 million away from striking a deal for 32-year-old Edinson Cavani.
The contract for PSG’s all-time leading scorer expires in June and while the club would like to keep him for the rest of the season to play behind Mauro Icardi, Atléti’s persistence in striking a deal in January could convince the French giants to sell now.
According to a report from Marca, the La Liga side has offered PSG €10 million for Cavani’s services while PSG holds steady that the Uruguayan is worth €30 million despite having six months left on his contract.
The reason PSG has set such a high transfer fee for their injury-plagued striker is because of his status as a club legend. If they allow him to leave for a paltry €10 million, supporters will be angered at allowing him to leave to strengthen a potential UEFA Champions League rival for such a small fee.
Marca predicts the negotiations will go long between Atléti CEO Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, PSG sporting director Leonardo, and PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. The January transfer window closes on January 31 and with Cavani left out of the squad that traveled to AS Monaco on Wednesday, this is a situation that needs to be solved sooner rather than later.
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