Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva set to leave Paris St-Germain - Leonardo
Jun 15 2020
It was confirmed yesterday, by PSG sporting director Leonardo Araújo, that both Silva and forward Edinson Cavani will be leaving the French champions when their contracts run out.
"It was a hard decision to make - they are players who made their mark on the club's history", sporting director Leonardo told Le Journal du Dimanche. Now the Champions League is still in sight and the idea is to continue competing with them until the end of August. "It was a very hard decision to make", Leonardo said, according to Goal's Robin Bairner.
"We needed to make the right decision, including in economic terms and in terms of the next generation of players coming through".
Cavani is 33 years old and had moved to PSG from Napoli for €64.5m in the summer of 2013. Having played 301 games for the French champion club, the Uruguayan striker scored 200 goals in nearly seven years.
Silva joined PSG from AC Milan alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2012.
PSG resume training on 22 June and are already through to the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Borussia Dortmund in March before football was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. In his best time, Silva was seen as a top 3 center back in the world and he has made incredible defensive contributions to the seven straight Ligue 1 titles PSG have won.
However, his place in the side came under threat following the arrival of Mauro Icardi on loan from Inter Milan at the start of the season.
Thiago Silva (C), captain of Paris Saint-Germain. lifts the Ligue 1 championship trophy after defeating Dijon 4-0 at Parc des Princes, May 18, 2019.
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