Big buzz as PSG spend big bucks to land Cavani

Edinson Cavani moved from Napoli to PSG in the summer transfer window. (AP)

Paris Saint-Germain broke the transfer record in the French league on Tuesday by signing Edinson Cavani from Napoli for 64 million euros.

Cavani, signed to a five-year contract, joins a PSG side that has spent very big the past few seasons in establishing itself as a new power broker in European club soccer.

This is the fifth most expensive transfer in history, behind Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United to Real Madrid), Zinedine Zidane (Juventus to Real Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan to Barcelona) and Kaka (AC Milan to Real Madrid).

How did Twitter respond to the news of Cavani’s transfer to PSG? Here’s a small sampling:

The buzz started on Monday when Cavani arrived in Paris.

PSG’s new No. 9 is officially presented to the media on Tuesday.

How good is Cavani? Why all the fuss? How did he command such a big transfer fee? Consider this.

With Radamel Falcao’s recent transfer to Monaco from Atletico Madrid and Cavani’s move to PSG, Ligue Un now boasts two of the top forwards in the world.

Maybe they’ll go to the hair salon together.

That’s not very nice.

Uh, no.


Ezequiel Lavezzi and Cavani were teammates at Napoli before Lavezzi left for PSG last year. Now they’re reunited, but that might not be a good thing for Lavezzi.

What about Zlatan Ibrahimovic? A very good question.

PSG hasn’t been afraid to spend some money during this summer transfer window.

Who will Napoli get to replace Cavani?

Apparently the Uruguayan was late for his introductory press conference in Paris.

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