The method is rare enough to be emphasized. On Wednesday evening, the Portuguese club Benfica published an official writing to deny all the contacts mentioned in several press organizations with Edinson Cavani. An amazing way of communicating, like a text from Real Madrid published last March to deny any desire to enlist Kylian Mbappé this summer. With this press release, Benfica therefore seems to put an end to the rumors and a possible arrival of the Uruguayan striker in Lisbon.
“Benfica denies the information conveyed by various communication organizations which explain the club’s interest in acquiring several players, without any foundation, we can read on this press release. Among them, we particularly highlight the information that reports a supposed involvement of President Luis Filipe Vieira who would have initiated a possible recruitment process for the Uruguayan international player, Edinson Cavani. This news is totally false ”.
Between 12 and 15 million euros per season at PSG
The top scorer in the history of PSG (200 goals) has been a free player since the end of his Parisian contract on June 30. Unlike Thiago Silva, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting or Sergio Rico, also at the end of the lease in the capital, the Uruguayan did not want to sign a two-month mini-contract to compete in the national cup finals and the final phase of the Champions League.
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What will be his future? If last winter Cavani was close to Atlético de Madrid, this track would have cooled considerably. The names of the clubs of Benfica (Portugal), Leeds (England), Inter Miami (United States) have since emerged in various media without any of these tracks materializing.
But the difficulty for Cavani and his entourage lies around the salary of the Uruguayan international. Paid between 12 and 15 million euros per season at PSG, the 33-year-old striker aspires to a contract, if not equivalent, close to the previous amounts. Its summer has only just begun.