Uruguay striker Edison Cavani has signed a new contract with French club Paris Saint-Germain that will see him stay in the French capital until 2020.
It is reported that he will be earning £6m a year with bonuses that can go up to £15m.
There were rumors that Cavani might be leaving Paris Saint-Germain with Arsenal a reported target. However, it turns out that this was all fake news with the striker preferring to stay with the French club. Indeed, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic having left the club at the end of the season, Edison Cavani will now be considered as being the main striker for the French club, and it is difficult to see the Uruguayan international wanting to escape the limelight.
So far Edison Cavani has not had the best of career at Paris Saint-Germain where more often than not he has had to accept a position on the wide so as to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And now with the Swedish player gone, we would perhaps see the best of Cavani in the French league.
Before the signing of the new deal, there were many rumors that Edison Cavani might be leaving France. The most serious one was from Arsenal especially with the Gunners in the market for a new striker. With Jamie Vardy hesitating to sign for Arsenal, there were media reports that Arsene Wenger might make a move for the Uruguay international. However, there was no confirmation from either Arsenal or Paris-Saint Germain.
There was also news that Liverpool might also make a move for the Uruguay international but there has been no confirmation from the Anfield side. Indeed, Jurgen Klopp is keen to build a team that can challenge for the Premier League title but so far there has been no offer made for Edison Cavani.