It seems as if former Paris Saint-Germain forward and now current free agent Edinson Cavani has been linked with nearly every notable club that is seeking to sign a center-forward. Yet another notable team was just recently linked with Cavani, but no deal will be coming between the two sides.
FC Barcelona declined the chance to sign Cavani on a free transfer deal, according to a report from the Spanish-based outlet Sport. The report mentions that Cavani reached out to Barca twice in recent weeks to discuss a potential agreement. Barca considers Cavani a quality talent and while the board took interest in a possible deal, the Catalan club decided not to jumpstart talks for a contract deal. Barca may be on the lookout for a center-forward in the case that current forward Luis Suarez departs, but the club does not view Cavani as a possible replacement to his fellow long-time Uruguayan teammate.
The Sport report also alluded that the two sides would have been in talks for a two-year deal. But no such agreement between the two sides will be transpiring anytime soon.
One roadblock that likely could have halted negotiations had Barca decided to pursue Cavani would have encompassed on the forward’s high wage demands. Cavani has reportedly been asking for a €12 million net per year contract. Considering Barca’s current financial hardships, it is safe to say that Barca will not be interested in re-opening talks with Cavani over the current transfer window.
Cavani’s search for a new club carries on.
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