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Edinson Cavani admits interest in leaving PSG

Apr 1, 2014, 7:38 AM EDT

France Soccer League One AP

There’s little doubt Edinson Cavani would elicit suitors if he were to hit the transfer market just one summer after costing Paris Saint-Germain $100 million to extract from Napoli.

And if PSG doesn’t make a move to play him in his more proper striking position, we may see him in a new kit next season.

Cavani, 27, has struck 21 times in 33 matches for his new club this season, and says he’s focusing on winning as much silverware as possible with PSG. But he’s also openly admitting his dissatisfaction in Laurent Blanc’s 4-3-3 system, saying he came to PSG to play out-and-out striker.

And the defensive responsibilities are not his thing. From SkySports:

“But for a forward used to scoring and which has to do defensive tasks now, it is not easy.

“Playing in 4-4-2 was my vision of the team when I joined Paris. It is one of the arguments that motivated me to sign in that club. Let’s terminate Le Championnat and we will see what will happen.”

Cavani said he enjoys Paris but said he needs things to change this summer if he’s to stick around his current club. He claimed no knowledge of whether his representatives have talked shop with Manchester United, Chelsea or any other club, as rumored earlier this year.

For now, he’s looking toward winning trophies in France and in the UEFA Champions League, with a Wednesday date looming with Chelsea. But if he hits the market, look out. After scoring 33-plus goals in each of three seasons in Naples and  now showing he works well-enough alongside a team of superstars, surely big dollars would come calling for a No. 1 striker.

  1. geejon - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    United do NOT need Cavani. If he goes to Manchester to play in a 4-4-2 alongside Rooney, that means the Mata buy was a complete waste of money because he’d be forced to play on the wing which renders him useless and weakens the squad. Mata needs to play the #10 in a 4-2-3-1 where he can be the word-class player he is. This team needs to spend that summer transfer cash on bringing in midfielders who excel in that formation and won’t be overrun every game and also shoring up that horrid backline, most of which is thankfully out the door in a couple months. Stop obsessing over every big-game striker out there and BUILD A REAL TEAM (not a fanstasy football team).

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