Thursday August 1 2013
'Cavani wanted Napoli stay'

Edinson Cavani’s father has claimed that his son’s move to Paris Saint-Germain was ‘almost unexpected’.

The Uruguay international left Napoli this summer for the French champions in a deal worth €63m.

But his father has insisted that the striker’s intention was to stay at Stadio San Paolo.

“His arrival in Paris was sudden,” Luis Cavani told TuttoNapoli. “It was almost unexpected.

“My son’s intentions was to stay in Naples next season because he had one goal – to break Maradona’s goalscoring record.

“The PSG turned up with an incredible offer, and we all know what football is like.

“Naples was Edi’s second home, and I don’t think he left the fans the way he wanted.

“I have no doubt though, that he will soon send a message to the Neapolitans.”