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PSG confirm Cavani move

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Napoli forward Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguay international signs a five-year contract with Laurent Blanc’s side, ending his three-year stay at the Stadio San Paolo.

The 26-year-old’s future has been one of the biggest talking points of the transfer window, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid all reported to have been interested in his signature.

But it is the Ligue 1 champions who emerged as strong favourites to land Cavani, who arrived in Paris to undergo his medical and agree personal terms on Monday.

And Cavani said the ambition of the club was the motivating factor in agreeing to move to France.

“I am delighted to be here to take part in this project,” Cavani said.

“PSG is a very ambitious project. I have a desire to succeed here. I am joining one of the biggest clubs in the world and one that can win the Champions League.

“I never hesistated to join PSG for a moment.”

Cavani was a huge asset for the Naples outfit last season, scoring 29 goals in 34 Serie A appearances as they finished second in the Italian top flight and qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

He joins a team that boasts a wealth of attacking talent including fellow former Napoli player Ezequiel Lavezzi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, although reports suggest Cavani’s arrival may pave the way for the Sweden international to depart the Parc des Princes.

PSG are looking to build on a season that saw them lift the league title for the first time since 1994.

But the Parisian giants fell at the quarter-final stage of the Champions League to Barcelona, and will be hoping Cavani’s arrival can help improve their progress in Europe’s elite competition.

Tue 16 July, 2013
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