A Paris Saint-Germain exit appeared to be looming for Edinson Cavani after the striker admitted he was flattered by interest from Atletico Madrid. However, the Uruguay international reportedly will remain with the French club until 2020 after agreeing to a two-year contract extension with a revised salary “set to be €8m a year with €2m worth of bonuses,” according to Sky Italia (via Get French Football News).
The forward previously spoke in a press conference on June 1, where he addressed speculation of Atleti’s interest in his services, per Spanish daily Sport:
The 29-year-old was recently eliminated from the 2016 Copa America campaign with Uruguay, but rumours were rife as to where the former Napoli striker would be plying his trade as he prepared for the tournament.
PSG are desperate to replace the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in attack, so it makes sense for PSG to have Cavani move into that central position.
On top of that, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi also suggested Cavani is the natural Ibrahimovic replacement, per Nigerian broadcaster Deji Kofi Faremi: