Over the last couple of weeks, reports linking Edinson Cavani to SL Benfica continue to grow louder. Despite the Portuguese club denying their interest in Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time leading goal scorer.
The 33-year-old went to Lisbon to visit the Benfica facilities and Estádio da Luz. Furthermore, while there, both parties talked about a potential contract. There’s a report suggesting that Cavani is searching for a possible three-year deal.
According to Paris Fans, it seems as though Benfica and Cavani are close to agreeing to a deal as talks over term and money are ongoing.
However, before arriving at this stage where he’s talking with Benfica, the French website reveals the contract discussions that went on between Cavani and the capital club before departing.
El Matador opted to become a free agent instead of extending his contract for two months. Fearing an injury and resulting in him being unable to find a new club for the 2020-21 season.
Nonetheless, before deciding to leave Paris, Cavani and his representatives made were initially asking for €15 million over three seasons. Les Parisiens had a counteroffer for a two-year contract and an annual salary of €7 million with €2 million in bonuses. El Matador’s camp lowered their price demands and was asking for €12 million over three years.
After weeks of trying to find a club in the top five leagues hoping to meet his term and wage demands, Cavani spoke with PSG three weeks ago. The club’s all-time leading goal scorer was hoping that both sides would meet again at the negotiating table; however, it was too late for the Ligue 1 champions. Les Parisiens have closed the chapter on the 33-year-old and are looking towards the future.
The Uruguay international seems to want an annual salary of over €10 million and is keen on that three-year contract, which is too costly for PSG, but not for Benfica. Paris Fans add that the Portuguese club offers a three-year contract with an option for a fourth and an annual salary of €12 million with €8 million in potential bonuses.
We’ll see if Cavani decides to take the Benfica offer as it seems to be the only one to reach his wage and term demands at the moment.
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