Edinson Cavani is likely to stay in Europe after his contract expires with Paris Saint-Germain, according to the player’s agent.
The French champions are yet to offer Cavani fresh terms and he will be free to hold pre-contract negotiations with other clubs in January if that doesn’t change.
Where will Cavani go?: Five things to know…
- Cavani is expected to leave PSG next summer.
- The Uruguayan forward had been linked with a move to LA Galaxy.
- This would see him replaced former PSG teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
- Manchester United and Atletico Madrid have also been linked with the striker.
- Cavani has scored 195 goals in 287 appearances for PSG.
Despite his incredible goalscoring record in France, the PSG sporting director Leonardo has doubts over whether he should renew Cavani’s contract. The Uruguayan is 32 years old and the form of Mauro Icardi since his arrival means Cavani’s future is suddenly in doubt.
He had been linked with a move to MLS and specifically LA Galaxy, to China or a return to South America, but his agent Walter Guglielmone has now insisted that Europe remains an option.
Speaking to CalcioNapoli26, Guglielmone said: “We are not very worried about the contract extension. Edi will certainly have numerous opportunities and above all he will be free at the end of his contract.”
His agent confirmed that Cavani will not leave in January, but admitted that he didn’t know where is next destination would be.
He added: “It depends on the project of the club.
“Edi still has three years to play at the highest level and he can play in any major team in Europe. It is a possibility [that he will stay in Europe], there are contacts but I can’t say anything.”
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An unlikely replacement
If you were to hear that PSG were eyeing up a Liverpool star to replace Cavani, the likes of Mane, Firmino or Salah would undoubtedly spring to mind. However, it is one of Klopp’s forgotten men that the French champions are, reportedly, after.
According to The Mirror, Adam Lallana has emerged as the primary target to replace Cavani at the Parc Des Princes.
The attacking midfielder has started just once for Liverpool in the league so far this season and it is believed that Jurgen Klopp would be willing to offload Lallana in order to potentially fund a move for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser.
Lallana is perhaps not the name that may have sprung to mind as the big-name replacement for the PSG star, but a move to mainland Europe could perhaps reignite his career.