Atletico Madrid target Edinson Cavani “wants to play in Spain”, according to Ander Herrera, who says his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate has asked him a lot of questions about La Liga.
Cavani’s future at PSG has been the subject of much speculation this year. The 33-year-old moved to the French capital from Napoli in 2013 and has since become PSG’s all-time top scorer with 200 goals to his name in 300 outings.
However, he has fallen out of favour under Thomas Tuchel in recent times, and was heavily linked with a move away from the club in January, amid reported interest from Atletico and Inter.
Herrera, who last spoke to the veteran centre-forward before the coronavirus stopped play in March, says his club colleague has made no secret of his desire to undertake a new challenge in the Spanish top-flight.
The PSG midfielder told AS of Cavani’s ambitions:
“I know Cavani wants to play in Spain. He loves the league and the country, he asks me about it a lot.
“However, since we left Paris I’ve not spoken to him about his situation.”
Herrera went on to express his delight over Icardi’s new four year-contract at PSG, before praising the Argentine for his intelligence in the final third of the pitch.
“This is great news for the club, which ensures a top-3 striker for the next six or seven years, as it is still very young. He [Icardi] has scored goals, he adapted very quickly and inside the area he is a beast and outside of it, very practical and intelligent, because he knows what his virtues and limitations are.”