According to French TV channel Telefoot, Edinson Cavani will become Paris Saint-Germain’s highest earner when he signs an imminent contract extension.
Telefoot’s Justin Maynard says that Cavani told them the contract will be through the summer of 2020. “If I score a lot, I’m happy,” Cavani said to Telefoot. “I want to stay in Paris, I’m fine here, I love the city. My extension? It will happen.”
Score goals he has. In the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cavani has bagged a whopping 24 goals in 25 appearances across all competitions for PSG this season, including 18 in 18 in the league, nearly half of PSG’s goal tally in league play. Cavani has carried that form over to international play, having scored five goals over his last four games for Uruguay, pushing the country up to second in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying behind only Brazil.
PSG has already signed captain Thiago Silva to a contract extension this season, and they signed Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg this January. Draxler has already scored, recording a goal in his league debut in a 1-0 win over Stade Rennais.