Speaking to a French newspaper, Edinson Cavani has spoken about his future this summer. The PSG forward is keeping the cards very close to his chest.
The season hasn’t even finished and already the Edinson Cavani story is likely to be the biggest saga this summer. Every day there is a new twist or a new quote that seems to suggest he is either staying at Paris Saint-Germain, or that he is set to leave the French capital. Today the Cavani-barometer is heading towards the exit.
Speaking to French newspaper L’Equipe, the Uruguayan forward was cautious with his responses, not leaning one way or the other, but it is that passive manner that will link him with a move away from Paris this summer.
Speaking to the national newspaper he said: "My first season in France has been beautiful, despite all controversies around me.
"Will I stay at PSG next season? I will surely talk with the chairman, and with the club.
"If I have important things to say, I will do it in-house. I believe we will all do our best for things to go off smoothly."
L'Equipe: Edinson Cavani has reiterated his desire to discuss his situation with PSG. Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that he will stay. #PSG— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) May 9, 2014
This is the important part, this is not a player that is desperate to leave the capital, and this is a player that wants assurances regarding his future at PSG and where he is going to play next season.
He has scored 25 goals in all competitions during his first season in France, a very impressive record when you take into account that he has had to accommodate his style to play beside Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
It may be reported that he has played mostly on the wing, but during every game Cavani is allowed the freedom to come inside and play as the central striker as Ibrahimovic comes deep. It may not be exactly where he wants to play, but he is far from the touchline winger being portrayed.
There is a chance he will ask to play centrally with Ibrahimovic as a strike partnership and it is something that Laurent Blanc must consider. That is will take up a huge part of the important things he has to say.
When asked about the interest from Manchester United he said: "I don't know what is true or not in when you hear things like that."
Very non-committal and about all he could say on the matter. Until he speaks to Blanc and President Al-Khelaifi he is not going to commit himself either way.
It would be a huge surprise if PSG were to let Cavani leave this summer, except to make a profit on the €64 million they spent on him last summer. And that is the price any English clubs will have to pay.