Argentinian attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi believes that, because of his age and contract situation, that this season will be his last at French giants Paris Saint-Germain, despite wishes to continue.
“The truth is I want to stay because I have a lot of faith in the team,” he told French channel Telefoot. “This year we brought in players that really reinforced the team.”
“I think it’s my last year in Paris. But I’m okay and I want to finish it the best way possible. You never know what can happen. Today I want to stay, tomorrow we’ll see.”
Lavezzi is 30 years old and on the final year of his contract, and while the club could add a year or two to his deal, they would be unlikely to go much beyond that and could only be doing so to retain the ability to sell him rather than see him leave on a free.
Despite his age, the winger still has plenty left in the tank. He scored a pair of goals and assisted a third in Argentina’s 7-0 demolition of Bolivia yesterday, and he scored a goal off the bench in PSG’s 3-0 win over Monaco just before the international break.
However, PSG appears to be phasing out the Argentinian largely due to the purchase of his countryman Di Maria. With the presence of Di Maria – who is three years younger – plus Lucas and Edinson Cavani, Lavezzi has been used as just a bench option thus far into the year. PSG has won all four of its league matches so far and has not conceded a goal.