Edinson Cavani spoke fondly of his time playing for Napoli. The striker says he would seriously consider at some point making a move back to the Serie A side.
Cavani became one of defences’ most feared attackers when playing for Napoli. His time at Paris Saint Germain has also been fruitful. The forward netted 128 goals for PSG. He is very likely to defeat the club record of 156 goals set by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
However, he says a return to Napoli remains in the back of his mind. The return would most likely occur though near the end of his playing career. The Uruguay star has just signed an extension on his contract with PSG. The new contract will keep the player at the Parisian side for three more seasons.
“I am very attached to my country, my home, my family, my habits and the places where I grew up as a child are things that I miss so much,” said Cavani to Sky Sport Italia. “I always say there is no day which I do not think of my country, my home, my family.”
“But I don’t want to go back to my country yet. I want to finish my career at a high level and I hope it will happen. After that, I want to decide when I retire and I don’t want football to leave me behind. I don’t know what will happen after PSG, but if I decide to change clubs, I might choose to return to Napoli and then go back home.”
In his time at Napoli, Cavani was one of Serie A’s most efficient strikers. Humbly striker says that credit also has to go to his former manager Water Mazzarri. “I had very special moments in their blue jersey,” says Cavani. “I think it was the time when everything changed for me . As I always say, the credit wasn’t just mine but also Mazzarri’s. He wanted me there first and foremost.”
“There were also my team-mates and the fans, who made me feel legendary. It’s normal that you want to go back to where you were given so much and had such a beautiful time. For that, I say we will see at the end of my current contract, which expires in 2020.”
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