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Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva leaving PSG

Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva will leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer, as it was confirmed.

Both of them are out of contract with the Ligue 1 team, but they will stay until the end of the campaign.

Paris Saint-Germain have qualified to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and it is expected that the most prestigious competition in Europe will finish in August.

The Ligue 1 season was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, but PSG have been handed the title.

Sporting director Leonardo said: “It was a really difficult decision to take. Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani] are players who have had a big impact on this club’s history.

“You always wonder if you should carry on down the same path together or if it’s better to avoid a scenario where you’ve stayed for one year too many.

“It’s been such a wonderful journey, but we’re coming to the end. We had to make a logical decision, both in financial terms and also considering the next generation of players coming through.

“Maybe it’s the wrong decision, I don’t know. There’s never a perfect moment. The Champions League is still on the agenda and the plan is to remain in the competition with them until the end of August.”

Cavani spent seven season with the Parisians after he joined then from Napoli in 2013 and became their all-time goalscorer with 200 goals.

Silva, 35, is the club captain and has won 21 trophies during his eight seasons at Parc des Princes.