Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has reportedly reached an agreement with La Liga giants Atletico Madrid over a move to Spain next season.
Cavani joined PSG Napoli for a reported fee of €64m in 2013 and has scored a total of 195 goals, becoming the Paris-based club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
According to report, Cavani’s agent and half-brother Walter Guglielmone have already held talks with the Spanish club chiefs ahead of the move. It added that injury to Atletico striker Diego Costa who is to return until February has contributed to the agreement.
The Uruguayan international contract with the French side expires at the end of the season and the forward has made it clear that he doesn’t want to renew his deal, paving way for him to leave on a free. It was learned that Cavani who is currently on €18m in wages, would command a €14m transfer fee if he joins the Spanish club.
Sky report says that Atletico are exploring the option of bringing the deal forward in January, but are yet to reach an agreement with PSG and if they are unable to do so, Cavani will join in the summer on a free transfer.
The report added that the arrival of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan has pushed Cavani out of PSG’s plans after been with the Ligue 1 giants for almost seven years. Another report claimed that Cavani rejected a move to MLS club Inter Miami in favour of remaining in European football.
Meanwhile, Atletico who are short up front and also short on goals this season, have been linked to Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner of RB Leipzig and of recent, they have been linked to Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic.