Atletico Madrid took the initiative to negotiate the signing of Edinson Cavani because the Uruguayan striker only had 6 months left to sign with PSG.
International media have simultaneously reported that Atletico’s recruitment of Cavani has come to an end. According to FIFA rules, Cavani is free to negotiate with the new club when the contract with the host team is 6 months. Bleacher Report confirmed the Uruguayan striker will dock Atletico in the summer of 2020 with a 3-year contract.
Cavani gradually lost ground at PSG because of the age and the appearance of Mauro Icardi. Since the beginning of the 2019/20 season, the former Napoli striker only played 10 matches, 6 of which from the bench. Cavani has only contributed 3 goals and the last time he scored.
Coach Thomas Tuchel emphasized that Cavani’s position is no longer inviolable because of the arrival of Icardi. Atletico had intended to recruit Cavani in the winter transfer period 2020. However, both Cavani and PSG are not ready for the transfer in January next year.
The striker is considered an ideal complement to the Atletico attack. Coach Diego Simeone is having duo Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa. However, Costa is on a long-term leave due to injury, while Morata has not met the requirements.
Cavani has been hailed as one of the best footballers in world football for the past 10 years. He joined PSG in the summer of 2013, contributing a total of 196 goals. Cavani is the greatest striker in PSG history. He played 116 matches for Uruguay, scoring 50 goals.
When asked about the rumors of returning to Barcelona, the Brazilian striker replied: “Why should I leave PSG? I have two years left on my contract and the team is still improving day by day. We have to focus on the season. “The best goal is the Champions League. In every match we have to push ourselves for this club.”