Former Paris Saint-Germain and current Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani revealed that he turned down two significant clubs before moving to Old Trafford last summer. Cavani assures that his love for SSC Napoli made him reject offers from two Italian clubs, Juventus and Inter.
In an interview with MondoNapoli, the 33-year-old feels grateful to the Neapolitan fans for the forms of affection expressed towards him.
“I will always be grateful to them. That’s why I said no to so many Italian clubs, including Juventus, who called me often, but also Inter,” Cavani said.
The Uruguay international added that “he could not make such a gesture,” and for this reason, he did not decide to join one of Napoli’s rivals. Furthermore, PSG’s all-time leading goal scorer added what he thinks of his former club.
“If I think of Naples, I think of joy. Because I know that I have done a lot for them and that they continue to honor me with all that.”
Due to his age and being a first time player in the Premier League, many thought Cavani would fall into the category of transfers that did not live up to his reputation. However, the veteran striker seems to be doing well in England.
He has a contract in force until June 2021 with Manchester United and has a one-year extension clause in his contract if the club decides to retain him beyond next summer.
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