There are smiles around the Football Transfer Tavern as the latest claim emerges from the Daily Mail – and a rather humorous one involving Napoli’s Edinson Cavani at that.
The player’s future has been under constant speculation of late and it seems that the links between himself and not only Premier League duo Manchester City and Chelsea but also Spanish giants Real Madrid will not go away.
Now however, the Uruguayan international has spoken out ahead of the Confederations Cup semi-final and noted that no matter what his parents say about his future, only he will decide where he will be at the start of the forthcoming season.
Cavani himself noted when speaking to La Repubblica that: “My father has talked about Real? I want to point out that these words are not coming from me.
“I’ve asked my parents a thousand times not to say any more. They can only hurt me.
“I belong to Napoli as it stands and that depends on the club. If another option presents itself, we will evaluate it.”
He did however get asked specifically about playing for Real Madrid and responded rather cagily, admitting that whilst they are a brilliant club: “We’ve all dreamed of playing for them, as we have with Barcelona but now I’m at Napoli and very proud of the fact.
“If I leave the blue shirt behind one day, I will only do so to join a big club. Obviously there would be some fans who would understand and others who wouldn’t.
“But I don’t want to slip out of a back door, I want to walk out of the front door, on the day that finally happens.”
Is Cavani playing down Real Madrid speculation because he wants a Premier League move or is he simply showing his current employers Napoli some respect? Let us know your thoughts below.
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