Cavani ‘rejects €1 million offer’ from PSG president as Neymar row continues
Fans are still in agitation over the recent clash between Brazilian Neymar and his Uruguayan teammate Cavani over who got to take a penalty kick.
Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaifi, head of the Paris Saint-Germain FC club, tried to resolve the outstanding dispute between Neymar and Cavani by offering one million euros to the latter in return for giving up the free kick. Cavani reportedly refused the money.
Spanish newspaper El País revealed the details of what happened at a meeting between Al-Khelaifi, Neymar and Cavani.
Cavani was offered one million euros as a reward stated in his contract when he wins top scorer of the French league.
However, Cavani stood firm regarding all free kicks, which angered Neymar, who boarded his own plane to London.
According to the newspaper, Cavani told Al-Khelaifi: "I have been playing for Paris Saint-Germain for four years and I’m the third team leader, and I have done everything possible for this team, so I should be treated with respect.”
When Neymar returned from his London trip, he exploded in anger because of Cavani’s stand and claimed to be injured on Friday before playing against Montpellier HSC which ended in a goalless draw.
The newspaper confirmed that Neymar became lonely and isolated in his new club Paris Saint-Germain, after the discontent he caused in the changing room even before his recent incident with Cavani.
The Spanish newspaper pointed out that there is a state of distress and discontent affecting Paris Saint-Germain team, especially the veterans.
Even Brazilian players, aside from Dani Alves, feel "unappreciated" just like the rest of the team as they feel worthless when Neymar is there, the newspaper said.
Paris Saint-Germain later said news of the €1 million offer is untrue.