I come here with lots of joy, lots of confidence, lots of hunger and lots of motivation to win major trophies.”
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said “The transfer of Edinson Cavani is further proof of the club’s ability to attract the best players in the world. Cavani began his career in his native Uruguay with Danubio before transferring to the Italian Serie A with Palermo in 2007, signing with Napoli three years later. The 26-year old Uruguayan striker has signed for 55m on a five-year contract with the French champions, and becomes the most expensive player ever in Ligue 1 history, having overtaken the 50m Monaco paid Atletico Madrid for Radamel Falcao.
The striker was reported to be a transfer target for Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid, and will likely partner Zlatan Ibrahimovic up-front for the 2013-14 season. The player was seduced by the club’s sporting project and is delighted to be joining an ambitious side, impatient to take on new challenges.” He continued, “We are especially happy to present such a hugely coveted player of immense talent to our supporters.”
Paris Saint-Germain is a club going through a transitional period in-between seasons with Carlo Ancelotti leaving for Real Madrid being replaced with former France national team manager Laurent Blanc, and Leonardo resigning from his post as sporting director after being banned from the game for 13 months, after pushing a referee.
Paris, France, July 16: Edinson Cavani has signed for Paris Saint-Germain, the club has announced.. He has also won 54 caps for his country, scoring 14 goals in the process.
Cavani, who has scored 104 goals in 138 appearances for Napoli from 2010-13 said “I’d like to thank everyone who made this transfer possible, it’s a great project. I’d also like to thank the people in Napoli who went out of their way to make it possible
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