Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani has revealed how PSG’s decision not to sell prevented him from making a switch to the Premier League. The Arsenal target had initially complained about being played out wide instead of his favourite central position which sparked of rumours about a potential departure but no club managed to lure Cavani away from PSG as Arsenal turned all their resources and efforts into landing Benzema which eventually failed.
When asked about his failed proposed move, he said “In football, there are a lot of things that depend not on the footballer but on the club,” “Often when a player decides to change club it’s not solely his choice. It’s a decision made in agreement with the club, which seeks the best solution for both parties.” PSG have always shown me their desire to keep me, to make me a player for the future of the club. That’s important for me. It gives me a lot of energy to work.”
For three years, people have talked far too much about things that didn’t exist. My desire was always to stay and to reach the goals set by the club. At the moment I feel very good in Paris. Alongside Arsenal, Manchester United were also keen on landing Cavani with the Red Devils also interested in Fernando Llorente but Louis Van Gaal eventually changed his mind and made a deadline day swoop for 19 year old Anthony Martial.
Not only were Arsenal and United in for Cavani, Chelsea were also reportedly contemplating a move for Cavani who had a 54 million pounds release clause in his contract but the Blues opted out to sign Radamel Falcao on loan as Mourinho adhered to his policy of ‘one out one in’.