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Leeds United Tried to Sign Edinson Cavani, says Andrea Radrizzani

Leeds United Tried to Sign Edinson Cavani, says Andrea Radrizzani Photo: TT
Edinson Cavani in Action For Paris Saint-Germain

Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani has said that he tried to sign Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain in the January transfer window.

The Italian businessman has said that the PSG owners gave him the go-ahead to speak to Cavani’s brother about a potential move to Leeds in the Championship in England.

However, negotiations did not go according to what Radrizzani expected, with the Uruguay international striker ultimately deciding to stay put at PSG.

Radrizzani told Gianlucadimarzio.com: “Cavani? The president had given me the willingness to check the interest with the player’s brother. But the negotiation never flew.”

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Cavani, who is out of contract at PSG at the end of the season, has been struggling for playing time this campaign.

The 33-year-old striker has made seven starts and seven substitute appearances in Ligue 1 so far this season, scoring four goals and providing one assist in the process.

The former Napoli striker has also made one start and two substitute appearances in the Champions League for PSG this campaign, scoring one goal in the process.

During the 2018-19 campaign, Cavani scored 18 goals and provided five assists in 21 Ligue 1 matches, and scored seven goals and provided one assist in eight Champions League games.

Subhankar mondal
Sports Pundit staff writer @subhankarjourno
A journalist based in England, Subhankar Mondal has previously worked for Goal.com International and Skysports

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