Arsenal transfers: ‘Edinson Cavani will go to Spain if he leaves Napoli’
Arsenal transfers: Napoli's Edinson Cavani will go to Spain if he leaves his current employers, says the striker's father
Edinson Cavani will move to La Liga if the Uruguay international leaves Napoli this summer, according to the striker’s father.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a host of clubs over the past eight months despite penning a new contract at Stadio San Paolo in August.
Arsenal and Chelsea have both been linked with a big-money swoop for the South American, who has scored 29 goals in 34 Serie A appearances this season.
Luis Cavani expects his son to remain in Naples, but says that Spain would be the Serie A top scorer’s first choice should he leave.
“He feels very comfortable in Italy, and I don’t say that to make the fans or the club happy,” Luis Cavani told Ovacion.
“I say it because that is what he feels, because it is the truth.”
He added: “If he is [leaving], it seems that his future will be in Spain.”
Cavani has scored 104 goals in 138 appearances for Napoli after completing a switch to the Naples outfit from Palermo in 2010.