Edinson Cavani has been in the news a lot of recent and this is due to his request to leave Paris Saint-Germain by all means. He has been linked to many english Premier League Clubs in recent days, but sources close to the footballer say his eyes are set on joining Atletico Madrid. Problem is, PSG have reportedly are refusing to let the striker go being keen that he is still very much valuable at the club despite not getting much play time. Edison’s mother has now come out to accused Paris Saint- Germain of “not behaving well” and outlined her son’s desire to join Atletico Madrid. The Uruguay forward is pushing for a leave from leave Paris Saint-Germain in January with the Spanish side apparently top of his wish-list. If things don’t go his way, he may have to wait till summer.
Despite, the Uruguay international Cavani being PSG’s record goalscorer, he is still expected to leave the Parc des Princes either in January or at the end of the season when his contract expires. Atletico Madrid have been repeatedly linked with the 32 year old and he is keen to try his luck in La Liga.
His mother Berta Gomez told Spanish newspaper AS : “There is an open negotiation. PSG have rejected three proposals from Atletico but my son has asked to leave and we are waiting for an agreement to be reached by both clubs.
“It’s complicated but he wants to play at Atletico, if not now, then in the summer. We have been wishing it for years but it does not now depend on my son but on PSG and Atletico.”
PSG are believed to be reluctant to sanction Cavani’s departure as they continue to chase a maiden Champions League crown, a stance Berta understands – although she remains unimpressed with how little playing time her son is currently getting.
Berta added: “They are not behaving well with him, [especially] with everything he has given to PSG in the near seven years he has been there.”
“If you don’t use him, let him go to a club that needs your goals like Atletico Madrid.”
Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham have also been linked with Cavani, who has been restricted to just nine Ligue 1 appearances this term due to injuries and the form of Mauro Icardi.
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel, speaking on Tuesday ahead of the Coupe de la Ligue semi-final against Reims, understands Cavani’s frustration but insists the forward is still a key part of his squad.
“For now he is on the bench and lacking game time. He is lacking rhythm and confidence. Confidence is the most important thing, especially for goalscorers, but that’s the way it is. In big clubs, there are players with a lot of quality but there is tough competition and it is not easy for him” Tuchel said.
“If he is able to find a rhythm again, we will be able to put him on the pitch and someone else on the bench. But he is lacking it, so it is really difficult to only help during one game” Tuchel added.
Cavani has submitted a transfer request to PSG, informing the club of his desire to leave the French capital. Cavani’s contract expires at the end of the season and the Uruguayan striker expressed his desire to leave the French capital this month due to his lack of regular playing time. The Uruguayan, who turns 33 in February, joined PSG from Napoli in 2013 for £55m and has scored 195 goals in 269 appearances.