Much like Thiago Silva, many were expecting for Edinson Cavani to depart from Paris Saint-Germain after the 2019-20 season concluded.
With Mauro Icardi possibly taking the reigns as the starting striker for the capital club, Cavani could transition to the backup role.
As Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s days with PSG are nearing its end, PSG needs a quality backup that can start in domestic cup, Ligue 1, and possibly UEFA Champions League matches.
Furthermore, not many European clubs are showing interest in the 33-year-old, aside from the failed move to Atlético Madrid.
With clubs being affected financially due to the coronavirus, many of them won’t want to spend big money on a striker in his 30s. As a result, staying in Paris, where he is a fan-favorite and the club’s all-time leading scorer doesn’t seem like a bad idea for Cavani.
Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.