PSG: Boca Juniors president rules out Cavani move
Edinson Cavani looks destined to leave Paris Saint-Germain this year, but a move to Boca Juniors appears highly unlikely due to economic reasons.
Boca Juniors will not be signing Edinson Cavani when his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires because the Superliga champions feel he is out of their reach financially, the club's president has explained.
Cavani's successful stint at PSG coming to an end
Cavani's seven-year stay with PSG looks set to be coming to an end, with the 33-year-old striker's deal in Paris due to expire in June. The Uruguay international has enjoyed a wonderful spell at the Parc des Princes, winning 18 domestic trophies and becoming the club's all-time leading goal scorer, surpassing Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
200 – Edinson Cavani has scored his 200th goal with Paris in all competitions (298 games played).— OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 23, 2020
138 in Ligue 1, 30 in Champions League, 32 in Domestic Cups.
187 inside the box/13 outside the box.
151 from open play/49 from set plays.
Matador. #PSGFCGB pic.twitter.com/lbLtUn9keg
But the writing was on the wall for Cavani when PSG signed Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan on an initial loan last year – the former Napoli star subsequently falling out of favour, with Kylian Mbappé and Neymar also ahead of him in the pecking order. Boca emerged as a potential next destination after club adviser Jorgé Bermúdez hinted at their interest and the player's apparent desire to represent the Xeneizes, but president Jorge Amor Ameal has since discounted their chances.
"We are proud that a player like Cavani says he wants to wear our shirt, but our economic reality doesn't match with his," Ameal is quoted as saying to Radio Splendid by EFE. "Of course, no one is going to argue that Cavani isn't a great player, but we have to think more about our existing players and believe in them."
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