Pull and pull between Atlético de Madrid and the PSG by the forward Edinson Cavani. The French club's sports director, the Brazilian Leonardo, has recognized in 'L'Equipe' that the player has asked to leave, but considers that the offer made by the rojiblanco club is insufficient.
"Today He asked to leave. We are studying the situation. We had a proposal from Atlético de Madrid. It was not consistent with the value of the player, "he said Leonardo after the PSG match in the French Cup against Lorient.
According to Leonardo, the PSG is open to negotiate the departure of the striker for "respect" to the player himself. "We listen to him. We have not had new contacts since then with Atlético. Today there is nothing. We are looking to the future. We will see how it develops in the coming days. We are listening because we respect the player"he added.
"It's hard to replace a player like Cavani. You have to think lucidly. We have never asked for a sum of money. Everyone talks about it but we have never set a value because the most important thing is everyone's desire. We have to be clear. The player wants to leave, "he added.
The coach of the French team, Thomas Tuchel, He was also asked by the Uruguayan at the end of the game and acknowledged that he could not "ensure" that Cavani will continue "in February" in the discipline of the club.
The forward has a contract with the PSG until June of this year and is one of the goals of Atlético de Madrid to be reinforced in this winter market. The agreement between the soccer player and the Madrid club It is total, but it remains to convince the French team to open the exit door to the player.