Tuesday January 17 2017
Cavani: 'I considered Serie A return'

PSG forward Edinson Cavani reveals that he was ‘considering a return’ to Serie A before opting to remain with PSG.

The comments come after rumours that the Uruguayan was in comeback talks with Napoli over the summer, but it is now expected that he will renew with PSG.

"There was a chance to return to Italy," Cavani told Corriere dello Sport.

"In football sometimes things happen that are outside of your control, leading the club to make decisions.

"Last year I did not play further forward, as I love to do. Instead I played more on the outside.

"That is why I was considering the idea of returning to Serie A. But in the end I decided to stay at PSG."

Cavani was then asked if his change of heart was due to the fact that he no longer has to play out of position to accomodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"He has nothing to do with the decision, and anyway, we won together. We were not at odds but I need my space there up front.

"I remain tied to the teams where I played, especially at Napoli. I continue to watch the matches on television, whenever I can. I saw the game against Pescara and I enjoyed it.

"The game with Real Madrid will be important. I hope that Napoli give a good account of themselves.

"One of our endeavours can be repeated, like it was with City and Chelsea.

"[Maurizio] Sarri? His is an offensive football, fast and beautiful. His aim is to score, making it fun and fantastic for the audience.

"Scudetto? I do not know if Napoli can win it but I’ll be cheering them on!"

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