Edinson Cavani’s departure from Paris Saint-Germain left a sour taste in the mouth of all parties involved. When his contract expired in June, he had the option of extending his deal until the conclusion of PSG’s UEFA Champions League knockout stage run, which is the route that Thiago Silva took. But instead, Cavani declined the offer and became a free agent.
For a club legend like Cavani, his departure from PSG was anti-climatic considering that he was not given the farewell that is expected for a player like him. Former PSG manager Luis Fernandez was not fond of how the club handled Cavani’s exit. He recently took some time to speak to Le Foot Paris Magazine, where he shared just why PSG should have done more to send off Cavani on a memorable note.
“We could have treated him differently,” Fernandez said. “Afterwards, we perhaps also wanted to see him leave in December, by opening the doors and wanting to negotiate his departure. There was also a coach who put it aside by giving Icardi more room. There were management and communication errors.
“In the end, Cavani left PSG with this image of plague. That does not please me. For more than seven years, he wore the jersey and gave the maximum. He was remarkable for his state of mind.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cavani was unfortunately not given a proper farewell in front of the PSG supporters. The Uruguayan forward sure left behind a stout legacy at the club.
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