Edinson Cavani joins Paris Saint-Germain

Robert Cianflone

Uruguay centre forward Edinson Cavani has joined Paris Saint-Germain from Napoli. The price? A cool €63 million plus 10 million euros a year in wages.

Paris Saint-Germain have announced the capture of Edinson Cavani from Napoli in the summer's biggest transfer to date.

Cavani, the top striker in Italy last season, cost the Parisians €63 million plus wages, and although the rumours have been swirling around this move for weeks, it's still something of a surprise when one considers who was supposed to be in the hunt for Cavani at the start of summer -- PSG have beaten off competition from teams as illustrious as Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea to land the Uruguayan on a five-year contract worth a rumoured 10 million euros per year.

That they're paying through the nose for him is a reasonable explanation as to how, but it's clear that the folks at the Parc des Princes are operating on an entirely different wavelength than most of the rest of Europe. If you have infinite funds and decide to ignore Financial Fair Play, paying a ridiculous amount of money to land one of continent's top players in the game seems like a perfectly reasonable investment.

Ligue 1 now boasts three of the best centre forwards in Europe, with Cavani adding to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, already at PSG, and Monaco's Radamel Falcao. Quite what the Cavani acquisition means for Ibrahimovic remains to be seen, although there are more than a few hints that he's already agitating for a move away.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.