Cavani asks to leave PSG for Atletico Madrid

LORIENT, FRANCE (AFP) – Edinson Cavani (pic below) has told Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) that he wants to leave for Atletico Madrid, the French champions Sporting Director Leonardo said on Sunday.

“It’s true that today he asked to leave. We are studying the situation. It’s also true that there has been an approach from Atletico Madrid,” said Leonardo after PSG had defeated Lorient 1-0 to reach the last 16 of the French Cup.

PSG do not want the Uruguayan striker, their record goal scorer, to leave but “we have to listen to him because we have a lot of respect for the player”, added the Brazilian.

Cavani has scored 198 goals in his PSG career but has lost his place as an automatic first-choice following the arrival of Mauro Icardi on loan from Inter Milan.