Report: Cavani Looking to Take a Salary Reduction to Remain at PSG

After nearly being out the door over the winter transfer window when his move to Atlético Madrid fell through, Edinson Cavani is in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a possible extension.

With the potential of Mauro Icardi usurping the Urugyuan for the starting striker position, the 33-year-old needs to realize that if he is to remain with Les Parisiens, it will likely be in a backup role.

As Cavani transitions to being the number two guy on the depth chart, it will mean a decrease in money. El Matador is willing to take a 40 percent salary reduction according to Messaoud Benterki of L’Equipe, who also tweeted that the Uruguayan is looking for a two-year deal.

On his current deal, which expires after the 2019-20 season, Cavani earns a salary of €1.3 million monthly and makes him the fourth highest-paid player on PSG. Reducing nearly half of his salary will see the club’s all-time leading goal scorer make between €600,000 and €650,000.

Money might be the issue, but the second year that Cavani is looking for could provide a sticking point in negotiations as PSG might not want to have a striker who will be 35-year-old once the contract expires.

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