After Edinson Cavani was left off the Paris Saint-Germain squad to face AS Monaco on Wednesday night, speculation ran wild with many trying to figure out why the Uruguayan wasn’t retained in a match he likely would have play a role in.
It’s no secret that Cavani is looking to leave this January with interest from Atlético Madrid and other clubs. Also, with those teams needing him now due to various reasons, Cavani is even more pressed to leave during this transfer window instead of waiting until June when his contract expires and he can leave on a free transfer.
However, before everyone decides to run with the opinion that the capital club is keeping him off the pitch while they work out a potential deal, manager Thomas Tuchel put out the fire with his post-game comments.
Per Canal+ (via Culture PSG), the German tactician set the record straight when asked about Cavani’s absence and whether he was truly injured or if there is more to the story.
“He is injured, I was with him and the doctor after training, he felt something in the pubis [groin]. He couldn’t be with us, but that’s it.”
Tuchel concluded with instructing the media where to direct their questions regarding Cavani’s future.
“If there are questions about his [Cavani] future? I think but you must ask this question to Edi.”
The transfer window will close in two and a half weeks, so Tuchel will, unfortunately, continue to be asked about Cavani’s future and Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, may need to step in as only he can.
For now, Cavani remains a PSG player but the clock continues to tick as to whether or not he will continue to play in the French capital for the remainder of the season. It will be unfortunate to lose the club’s all-time leading scorer and not give him a proper end-of-season sendoff but if El Matador wants to leave, he’s earned that right.
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