PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has reportedly offered the services of Edinson Cavani to Real Madrid.
According to a report by Spanish publication Diario Gol, Edinson Cavani could soon be on his way out of PSG, fresh in the wake of his on-field spat with summer arrival Neymar. Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has offered the Uruguayan striker to Real Madrid, who have turned down the opportunity to sign him.
Cavani has long been regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, ever since he made his first foray into Europe with Palermo. Since then, the player has progressed leaps and bounds, and is currently a pivotal figure at PSG.
In four years at Parc des Princes, Cavani has been a prolific figure, finding the back of the net 139 times in 206 appearances. The 30-year-old has started the current season on a high as well, with nine goals in just eight appearances across all competitions.
However, his future at Parc des Princes has suddenly come under a cloud, following an on-field spat with Neymar in a Ligue 1 game against Lyon recently. The incident has left the Brazilian forward seething, and as he looks to assert his authority as the main man at Les Parisiens, Cavani could be set for an exit.
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The Uruguayan is no stranger to controversy, having had run-ins with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in particular, during his time at PSG as well. The latest spat though, has seen PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi intervene in matters, offering him to Real Madrid.
The Spanish and European champions are reportedly in the market for a striker, having missed out on signing one this past summer. Manager Zinedine Zidane, too, has gone on to state that he is a striker short, following the departure of Alvaro Morata to Chelsea.
Therefore, Cavani could be a viable target for Los Blancos, who have seen Karim Benzema go through an extended slump period over the last twelve months or so. However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has swiftly turned down the offer to sign the Uruguay international.
Perez does not see Cavani as the solution to his club’s striking woes. Additionally, the club’s policy of not signing players aged 30 or over could be a reason for the dismissal of the offer, with younger strikers possibly being eyed.
Meanwhile, PSG will have to find alternative solutions to fix the situation that has the potential to accentuate further. It now remains to be seen if Cavani is indeed moved on at the earliest possible juncture, or if he reaches a peaceful accord with Neymar.