Cavani’s Wage Demands Are Too Expensive for Serie A Clubs Says Former Palermo Sporting Director

Edinson Cavani made it known that he wouldn’t extend his contract for a couple of months to compete in the UEFA Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain.

As a result, El Matador is no longer with PSG and is a free-agent with the ability to sign anywhere he chooses. However, clubs around Europe aren’t exactly lining up in numbers to sign him. The main reason for this is the money that the Uruguay international is asking for in negotiations.

Former Palermo sporting director, Rino Foschi, spoke with Gazzetta dello Sport (via Canal Supporters) over the asking price Cavani and his camp are demanding.

“Edinson Cavani requests €12 million net per year over two years. Nobody can afford to Serie A. After, if Lautaro leaves Inter, Cavani could solve Inter’s problems,” Foschi said. “I would even say that it would do Juve the greatest good. At 33, he still shows an excellent level. I would see him alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Dybala.”

The last couple of weeks, AS Roma, is reportedly the front-runner to land Cavani. Nonetheless, there’s no deal between both sides. If the 33-year-old wants an annual salary of €12 million, it’s a steep price for clubs to pay. For one, he’s an aging striker, and two clubs are hurting financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.

El Matador wants to remain in Europe to help him prepare for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. However, his wage demands could become an issue. Cavani will have to lower the asking price or possibly head to Latin America to see if a club there is willing to shell out the money that his camp wants.

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