Here are the key quotes from Edinson Cavani’s 1st press conference as a PSG player, albeit 2 hours later than scheduled. The official reason for the delay is Napoli had yet to authorise the transfer.
Nasser Al Khelaifi: ‘Edinson Cavani signs a 5 year deal with us.’
Nasser Al Khelaifi: ‘I thank Jean-Claude Blanc for completing this transfer. It wasn’t easy.’
Nasser Al Khelaifi: ‘Everybody wanted him. Thanks also goes to Leo for all he did to make this happen.’
Edinson Cavani: ‘I am delighted to part of this project.’
Edinson Cavani: ‘I want to thank Napoli for all they did for me. I want to succeed here at PSG.’
Edinson Cavani: ‘I do not underestimate the ambition here.’
Edinson Cavani: ‘I never hesitated when PSG contacted me.’
Edinson Cavani: ‘Ibrahimovic is a winner. One of the best players in the world and I hope we can form a wonderful partnership.’
Nasser Al Khelaifi: ‘Of course we have brought Cavani here to play alongside Ibrahimovic.’
Edinson Cavani: ‘I want to learn French. Aside from football it will make me a better person.’
Nasser Al Khelaifi: ‘Our main objective is to win the Champions League within the next 4 years.’
The transfer fee has been confirmed at €64m and Cavani is expected to earn just under €10m a year.
Nasser Al Khelaifi also confirmed that today was Sporting Director Leonardo’s last day in the job.