French football pundit Pierre Ménès isn’t one to hold back his opinions. On a recent appearance for Pierrot Face Cam (via Le10Sport), the Canal Plus analyst isn’t all that thrilled at the likelihood of seeing both Edinson Cavani and Mauro Icardi back with Paris Saint-Germain next season.
PSG sporting director, Leonardo, made it known what positions he would like to upgrade over the summer transfer window, and the striker position wasn’t on the list of priorities.
For Ménès, it’s a bad idea not only to keep one but both since they’re similar strikers who offer nothing else other than scoring goals. Nonetheless, he does mention that if the club wants to keep one that the choice is easily Icardi due to his age.
“In my opinion, Icardi should rather be kept. First, because he is much younger. I am not a fan of either,” Ménès said. “Me, the guys who don’t know how to do much other than setting goals, it has always bothered me a bit. I think Icardi does even less than Cavani, who runs much more than the Argentinian.”
The transfer wish list is subject to change, but reading the tea leaves, it seems as though Leonardo would like to see both players return next season.
However, Ménès does mention that Cavani did want to leave over the winter transfer window, and with El Matador being 33-years-old, it’s time to say goodbye to PSG’s all-time leading goal scorer.
“Now, Cavani is over 32 years old. He takes €11 million a year. He absolutely wanted to leave this winter, now he realizes that the bowl at PSG is not so bad,” Ménès said. “I think extending it at that rate is science fiction. The level of the two is equivalent even if the styles are different, so I would keep the youngest. To see if Paris will manage to negotiate down the Icardi purchase option.”
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