The Spanish press is convinced that Edinson Cavani wants to join Atlético de Madrid.
“It’s a competitive team, which has shown interest in me and it makes me very happy, because it’s good when teams are interested in you.” A few months ago, during the Copa America with Uruguay, Edinson Cavani (32) reacted in these terms to the interest of Atlético Madrid. It is little to say that El Matador was, at the time, not insensitive to the charms of the rojiblanca … And according to the information of Mundo Deportivo, while the Colchoneros seek to reinforce themselves offensively in the next month, the situation has not changed one iota.
Better, Cavani would be “like crazy” to join the residents of Wanda Metropolitano. “His eyes are illuminated when he hears about Atlético,” says the Spanish sports daily. Former glory of the club, Diego Forlan believes that the marriage could work. “Edi is currently one of the best strikers in world football, he can play in any team in the world. His stats and resume speak for him. It would be spectacular for Atlético de Madrid to have it, “said his former selection partner to As.
The Uruguayan international (116 selections, 50 achievements) is waiting for a sign from Diego Simeone and the Madrid management, with whom he has already had the opportunity to discuss several times in the past. End of contract in June 2020, the top scorer in the history of Paris SG is confined to a secondary role in the capital in recent weeks. Even thought he finally scored his first goal of the season on a penalty kick during PSG’s last Champions League game. He still started on the bench …
Thomas Tuchel prefers Mauro Icardi and even when his team is in trouble, like against Real Madrid, he does not automatically call his n ° 9. The hope for Inter Miami is still here, since Cavani must now wait for Atlético – who follows several targets (Andrea Belotti of Torino, Timo Werner of RB Leipzig, Krzysztof Piątek of AC Milan or Rodrigo of Valencia) – sell some players ( Thomas Lemar, Vitolo or Angel Correa are for example mentioned by the Spanish press). At least we know that Cavani’s first choice is not Inter Miami