PSG sporting director Leonardo makes stunning Edinson Cavani admission

Paris-Saint Germain sporting director Leonardo has made a stunning statement regarding the club’s decision to allow Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani to depart the club after his contract expired.

Cavani, 33, joined United on a free transfer in the summer after his deal with the Ligue 1 giants expired earlier in the year, the South American’s move was confirmed on the club’s official website

After joining, United’s new marksman was forced to remain sidelined due to COVID-19 rules but now fully fit and available for selection, the Uruguayan striker has already featured in five matches in all competitions.

The former Paris-Saint Germain striker has already opened his United account after scoring his first goal for his new side during last weekend’s’ 3-1 victory over Everton.

However, despite United’s new number-seven leaving Paris-Saint Germain nearly four-months ago, the French giants’ sporting director has made a shocking recent admission that allowing the 33-year-old to leave could have been a mistake.

Speaking on Paris-Saint Germain’s official club site, as quoted by BeIN Sports, Leonardo said: “At one moment, we have to say ‘what are we going to do?’

“We spoke clearly with them [Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani]… It was a moment where we could not give them exactly what they wanted.

“It was a financial and generational problem. It was the moment to count on Marquinhos and [Presnel] Kimpembe. The decisions were difficult to take.

“Aside from that, we could have made a mistake.”

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