Edinson Cavani’s father, Luis, has made clear he hopes to see his son move to Atletico Madrid from PSG this month.
The Uruguayan goalscorer has handed in a transfer request at the Parc des Princes, which alerted a host of top European clubs.
Chelsea and Manchester United would love to lure the prolific 32-year-old to the Premier League.
Both could offer him the game time he desires and top level football, however, Atletico are frontrunners.
Cavani’s father has made it clear a switch to Spain is his preference for his son with nine days remaining of the January transfer window.
“He wants to leave because he needs to play,” he said on El Chiringuito TV .
“I would like him to go to Atletico.
“(Diego) Simeone wants him now (in January).
“The head coach of Paris Saint-Germain (Thomas Tuchel) has also said he needs him to help compete in the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the French Cup football match between Linas-Montlhery and Paris Saint-Germain on January 5, 2020 at the Stade Bobin in Bondoufle, south of Paris. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)
“But PSG do not want him to go to Atletico Madrid if he finds an agreement.
“I think there is a strong chance he will go to Atletico, the option to join the club (Atletico) always remains in June.
“There are lots of other clubs but when you give your word to a team, you respect it. If tomorrow, if he is available and Atletico still want him, I think he will sign.
“He is a player who needs time to play and today he only plays four or six minutes per game. PSG are treating him unfairly.”
Edinson Cavani has handed in a transfer request at PSG and wants proper game time, having had to compete with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar for a place in PSG’s team