PSG have not properly replaced Edinson Cavani, says French journalist Garetier

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Paris Saint-Germain are yet to properly replace Edinson Cavani, according to French journalist Geoffroy Garetier.

The Uruguayan left PSG in the summer of 2020 on a free transfer to Manchester United after several years at the Parc des Princes, where he made 301 appearances and scored 200 goals. 

The French side have since moved on from him, with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Neymar and most recently Lionel Messi now leading the line at the Ligue 1 side.

Despite the array of good attackers at PSG, Garétier has insisted that the attack are missing the selfless attitude of former teammate Edinson Cavani.

According to Le 10 Sport, Garétier said;  “Cavani had a huge advantage. It is that he worked for the collective. He replaced himself, he ran, he compensated, he was very generous physically in all areas of the field.

“And we have to admit that when he left, this profile was not replaced.

“There are only stars, gamblers, magicians… But there is not this shadow player who makes it possible to improve the whole.”

Meanwhile, Cavani was not just about goals at PSG. In a side full of tricksters and star dribbles, the Uruguayan was more than happy to do the dirty work, often dropping deep to press the opponent from the front foot. His selfless nature allowed the like allowed Kylian Mbappe and Neymar to shine.

The 34-year-old was involved heavily for Manchester United in their weekend win over Tottenham. He scored his side’s second goal and was a constant threat for the Red Devils throughout the game.