Despite big signings, Cavani emerges as leader of PSG attack

Published 8:23 a.m. ET Nov. 16, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain broke the bank to buy the world’s two most expensive players but its best piece of business may have been not selling Edinson Cavani.

While Neymar has been reduced to tears recently amid reports of tensions with PSG coach Unai Emery, the prolific Cavani has emerged as the leader in a star-studded attack.

It is now a matter of when, not if, the Uruguayan becomes the club’s all-time scorer.

Quite some turnaround.

Two years ago, Cavani was mercilessly jeered by skeptical fans who wanted him sold. They considered him unworthy of being Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s successor when the star striker left to join Manchester United after four goal-packed seasons full of spectacular skill and outrageous strikes.

Cavani silenced them with 49 goals in all competitions last season and now, after 17 in 16 matches so far, he needs only 10 to surpass Ibrahimovic’s PSG record of 156…

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