Edinson Cavani’s father has told press that he thinks his son needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain in order to win a Champions League medal. Cavani has been at PSG for almost three years now, but has been sidelined to allow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to take the main role in the French capital.
Nevertheless, the 29-year-old has maintained a good scoring record, netting 45 Ligue 1 goals in 97 appearances from the wing. He’s been linked with moves away consistently since he arrived, and there was heavy speculation about a potential move to Arsenal last summer. However, for one reason or another, he stayed at the Parc des Princes, and is still a regular feature in their team.
Despite that, Cavani’s father has been talking to Sport5 (quoting the Independent), and he made clear his ambitions for his son: “I want him to win the Champions League, but he has to play for one of the few teams who can do so. You have to go to Barcelona, Real or Manchester, who invest in order to be European champions.”
This may open the door for a possible move to another top European club for the Uruguayan forward, although he’s unlikely to come cheap. Both Manchester clubs have seen fruitless links with the former Napoli star in the past, before his £50 million move to Paris in the summer of 2013.
As it stands, PSG hold a tentative 2-1 lead over Chelsea in their Champions League round-of-16 clash thanks to Cavani’s first-leg-winning goal, but his father also delivered a scathing assessment of their chances this season: “PSG can win titles in France. They are not quick enough or lively enough. They are a slow team. When they play in the Champions League, you can see the problems.
“They will win everything in France, but you have to accept that winning the Champions League will be very difficult.”