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Top scorer Cavani extends PSG contract to 2020

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates his goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on April 22, 2017. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Star Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani has signed a two-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain until 2020, the French champions revealed on Tuesday.

“This contract extension reaffirms the very strong confidence Edinson Cavani has in our project,” said PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi of the 30-year-old, PSG’s top scorer with 44 goals this season.

“It was always clear, as I’ve always said, that my absolute desire was to continue my story with Paris, their fans and everyone working hard to make them one of the best clubs in the world,” said Cavani, who has been liberated this season following the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Cavani’s extension gives him the opportunity to surpass Ibrahimovic as the top scorer in PSG’s history if he continues in anything like this season’s goalscoring vein.

He has scored 125 times in 192 games for PSG while Ibrahimovic holds the club record of 156 goals, although from just 180 games.

“I have great belief in my club’s ability to achieve all of its objectives,” added Cavani.

“All together we will have have some huge ambitions to share in the coming years.”



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