TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Reports
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is set to move to Spain to join Atletico Madrid, according toEuropean media reports, signaling that the reported Inter Miami and LA Galaxy target won’t be joining MLS just yet.
The 32-year-old Uruguayan was said to be a top Designated Player candidate for Miami ahead of their 2020 expansion debut, while the Galaxy more recently waded into the mix, supposedly to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the spearhead of their attack.
High wage demands reportedly stuck a wrench in that possibility, however. And now it seems the rangy frontrunner – one of the most prolific finishers in the world for the past decade – will try life in La Liga under the direction of Atleti’s charismatic boss Diego “Cholo” Simeone. Los Colchoneros currently sit fourth in their league standings, having scored just 20 goals in 18 games, and will face defending champions Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.
Cavani’s current PSG contract expires in June, so he could leave for free at the end of the current European season, though there’s a chance he could make the move in the January transfer window for a nominal fee. He’s reportedly set to sign a three-year deal with Atleti.