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Cavani tweet bears hallmarks of PSG goodbye

After almost five-and-a-half seasons at PSG, Cavani is expected to wave goodbye to the club in January, with Atlético Madrid widely tipped to sign the out-of-favour forward.

Cavani tweet bears hallmarks of PSG goodbye
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Enjoyable occasions have been few and far between this season for out-of-favour PSG striker Edinson Cavani, who has struggled for prominence since the arrival of Inter loanee Mauro Icardi in the summer.

But on Wednesday night the player enjoyed a special moment against Galatasaray, when, having come on in the second half for a 20-minute cameo, he was handed the ball by Neymar to take a penalty in the 84th minute.

The Uruguayan striker tucked the ball into the net to put PSG 5-0 up, prompting the home fans to cheer emphatically in a great show of appreciation for the beloved striker and long-time servant at Parc des Princes.

Clearly moved by Neymar's gesture and the fan reaction, Cavani took to Twitter on Thursday to recall the previous night’s events in a post that seems to bear the hallmarks of a farewell message.

“Unforgettable to see and feel what happened yesterday at the [Parc des Princes]. I will forever carry it with me,” tweeted the 32-year-old striker.

Cavani-Atlético Madrid links

After five-and-a-half seasons at PSG, Cavani is expected to wave goodbye to the club in January, with Atlético Madrid widely tipped to sign the out-of-favour forward.

Speaking to AS last week, a source close to Cavani confirmed that Atlético had indeed made contact to enquire about the player’s situation, revealing that the Uruguayan international “really likes the idea” of a move to the Wanda Metropolitano.

“Atlético is not the only club that has shown interest in Edinson, but it is true that it is one of the most attractive options because of what I mentioned before,” said the source.

"He would fit perfectly at Atlético Madrid because the team would work for him to do what he does best: score goals.”

Atlético are currently experiencing their worst scoring drought in 83 top-flight years. And with Diego Costa in the middle of a long spell on the side-lines due to injury, the club are in dire need of signing a proven goal scorer in January. Cavani could be just the man for the job.