Paris Saint-Germain record signing Edinson Cavani has hinted he could leave the club in the summer if he continues to play on the right wing.
The Uruguay international, 27, joined PSG from Napoli in a deal worth €64.5 million last summer but has only started made four starts in the “No. 9” role due to the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimović, who leads Ligue 1 with 25 goals and 11 assists this season.
Despite an impressive tally of 23 goals in all competitions, Cavani is unhappy with his current role at the Parc des Princes and would like manager Laurent Blanc to play him alongside the aforementioned Ibrahimović in a 4-4-2 system.
When asked about his future, Cavani told L’Equipe: “Will I remain at Paris next term? We will see at the end of the season.
“I am fine in Paris, but obviously there are things we have to talk about with the club, things we need to do in a different way.”
These comments will only fuel speculation linking the Uruguayan talisman with a summer exit amid reports claiming Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid are tracking the 27-year-old.
Now then, when asked about having to play on the right wing, Cavani added: “Of course it is not easy. Playing besides players like Zlatan, Thiago Silva, Thiago Motta or Lavezzi is great for any player.
“But for a forward used to scoring and which has to do defensive tasks now, it is not easy.
“I don’t want to talk about sacrifices because making efforts has always been part of my game. But now I am more defensive and it is more difficult because when you came, it was with other ideas and other views about your position in the team and the club.
“Playing in 4-4-2 was my vision of the team when I joined Paris. It is one of the arguments that motivated me to sign in that club. Let’s terminate Le Championnat and we will see what will happen.”
Cavani, the second top goal-scorer in Ligue 1, is priced at 15/8 to score at anytime in the first leg of UEFA Champions League quarter-finals against Chelsea on Wednesday night.
Montolivo hoping Kaka will return to Milan next season
In other news, AC Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo has revealed he hopes Kaka will stay at the club next season.
Kaka, whose current contract at the San Siro expires at the end of next season, can terminate his deal if Milan fail to qualify for the Champions League.
With the Rossoneri already mathematically eliminated from UCL qualification, Kaka could decide to take his talents to MLS, having confirmed an interest in moving to the United States earlier this week.
“Kaka will evaluate his situation but only at the end of the season,” Montolivo said.
“We will try to qualify for the Europa League in order to give him a further motivation to remain at Milan, even though I’m certain that he is aware of the prestige this club has.”
Kaka has tallied nine goals and four assists in 30 competitive appearances for Milan this term.