Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
Feud

Edinson Cavani names the best player he’s ever played with – and it’s not Neymar

The Uruguayan striker snubbed his new Paris Saint-Germain teammate in a live Q&A

Few would argue that Edinson Cavani is one of the finest strikers in the world right now. 

So it’s fairly reasonable to say that he’s probably rubbed shoulders with plenty of modern day greats in dressing rooms down the years.

There’s the likes of Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan for Uruguay, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ezequiel Lavezzi at Paris Saint-Germain, for exmaple.

Not to mention his new PSG teammate Neymar.


IS YOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAM RUINED? THEN DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER IS JUST THE CURE!


However, in a recent live Q&A with Uruguay fans, he was asked to name the best player he’s ever played with and interestingly opted for Italian midfielder Marco Verratti ahead of anyone else.

Of course, Verratti is a sensational midfielder, but many fans were quick to point out that this could be another dig at his new Brazilian teammate.

He’s the one

Reuters
5
He’s the one

It’s been well-documented that Cavani and Neymar have been at loggerheads ever since the former Barcelona star completed his £198million move to PSG over the summer.

The pair had a rather public disagreement over who would take a penalty in a recent game against Lyon.

Cavani eventually took the pen, and missed.

They then had another fall-out when Dani Alves shielded Cavani from having the ball when the Ligue 1 leaders had a chance from a free-kick, which Neymar eventually took.

Neymar and Alves have played together at Barcelona as well as for Brazil and PSG

AP:Associated Press
5
Neymar and Alves have played together at Barcelona as well as for Brazil and PSG

Petty, you might say, but the whole side-show has left a bad feeling around the club.

Rumours later circulated that Cavani had turned down an offer of £880,000 to allow the Brazilian to take penalties, while French media reported that Neymar had ‘demanded Cavani be sold by PSG’ in the aftermath.


EXCLUSIVE DREAM TEAM OFFER: BET £5, GET £20 FREE


However, it looks like they’re all friends again. Sort of.

Feel the awkward

Splash News
5
Feel the awkward

Other interesting questions in the Q&A included who was the best defender he’s ever faced, which Cavani said was Italian hard man Giorgio Chiellini.

And when asked who he thought was the best player in the history of football, the Uruguayan forward chose Diego Maradona.

Hard to argue with that one.