After the numerous rumours during the middle of the season about the future of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, now his agent has confirmed that the striker may stay at the Italian club after all.
San Paolo were set to lose Edinson Cavani in this summer after a number of clubs including Manchester City and Chelsea have shown interest. It is thought that they would be bidding in the region of £ 30 million for the striker. More importantly, the striker will also want to play in the Champions League next season after having experienced the same with Napoli this season.
The striker failed to commit his future to Napoli in recent weeks, but his agent has now confirmed that Edinson Cavani is more likely to be a Napoli player next season because he loves the club and the city very much. Only recently, Edinson Cavani signed a contract extension with Napoli, which will keep him at the club until 2016. Due to the presence of such a long contract, it is highly unlikely that Cavani will be demanding a move in the summer. So far, the striker has scored a very impressive 29 goals this season in all competitions for Napoli.
“I do not want to answer to the question about whether Cavani will stay or go. Edinson answered that Saturday and he was very clear, but everyone can interpret what he said the way they want. For every player it is important to have the team’s future very clear, but financial matters are also important. Napoli have a serious project and any player would like to be part of it. Cavani has a contract and he wants to respect it,” Cavani’s agent Claudio Anellucci told Canale 34 regarding his future plans and his possible stay with Napoli next season.
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has said that he is extremely bullish on the prospects of the club finishing in the third position in the Italian Serie A this season. Napoli have been concentrating on doing well in the Champions League this season after having qualified for the elite competition last term. Now, they have been eliminated from the competition after the epic 4-1 loss to Chelsea recently. As a result, Napoli have revealed that they will be switching their focus to the domestic league, with the main focus being to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Napoli are currently in the fourth position in the Italian Serie A table, with only one point separating them from the third placed team – Lazio. Influential striker Edinson Cavani has been the main attacking threat of the team along with players like Hamsik. He has already scored 18 goals in the league this season, which is only two behind the top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Even though many of the Napoli players are being linked with moves in the summer, Edinson Cavani has said that they are focusing only on the qualification for the Champions League. Napoli have so far taken 16 points from the last six matches they have played in the league.
“Our aim is to play in the Champions League next season and we have the potential to finish third. We hope to show in our remaining games the same determination we have displayed of late and take as many points as possible to achieve our aim. Our aim at the start of the year was to reach the final of the Coppa. We will now try to win it although it will be difficult against Juventus,” Cavani said. Napoli will also be playing in the Coppa Italia final against Juventus.