Edinson Cavani snubs Arsenal for more action at Napoli
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has snubbed the chance to join Arsenal. The Uruguayan international told reporters that he was flattered by interest from Arsenal, but is happy to play for Napoli till the end of the season.
Rife speculation surrounding a mega-move from Arsenal has filled the air waves of the past couple of weeks. According to reports, Arsene Wenger is ready to break banks in order to secure services of Edinson Cavani.
Manchester City have also expressed interest in bringing the striker to the English Premier League. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini plans on pairing Edinson Cavani in the attack alongside his Argentinean goal-scoring machine Sergio Aguero.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claims the club has already rejected a £46 million bid on Edinson Cavani and will continue to defend their coveted player against big bids.
Edinson Cavani came to fame after scoring 33 goals in 47 appearances in his debutant season for Napoli three years ago. Since then the 25-year-old Uruguayan has been in spectacular form in every game he has played for Napoli.
This season Edinson Cavani has already scored 26 goals in 25 games. The former Palermo player is in record-breaking form at the Italian outfit, which is why top notch clubs from across Europe are interested in signing him.
However, Edinson Cavani is content with his stay at Naples. In a recent interview to Sky Sport Italia, Edinson Cavani announced he was “happy” to stay at Napoli.
“I am happy, I am happy here", Edinson Cavani said. “I just play and do my best, certainly to score, because I like it and I know that my contribution to the team is important, as well as to make my mark in this city, which has given me a lot.”
Edinson Cavani’s superb form in Serie A has helped the club rejuvenate to second spot on the table. Presently, Napoli are only five points away from the league leaders and defending champions Juventus.