New Paris Saint-Germain signing Edinson Cavani has insisted that he is looking forward to linking up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the French capital this season following the completion of his 63 million euro transfer and signing a five-year deal with his new club.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claimed that the Ibrahimovic was not eager to play alongside the Uruguay striker and would seek a move away from the club this summer if PSG signed him. Cavani, though, claims that he is excited about playing alongside his star teammate and competing with the Swede and Monaco's Radamel Falcao to be the best goalscorer in France.
"I know that Ibra's a world champion, it'll be a pleasure to play alongside him," Cavani told reporters. "It's very good that he's with us. I hope to be able to form a good partnership with him.
"It's going to be hard [to be Ligue 1's top scorer next season], because we are three big strikers and our ambition is to score for the team.
"It will be very tight but very attractive to watch. I look forward to the competition. Hopefully we will be in good form and bring a lot of goals into Ligue 1."
Cavani added that PSG's ambition and chance to compete for Europe's top crown played into his willingness to leave Napoli and join the French side.
"This project is very rich, very motivating, very ambitious," Cavani said. "Honestly, I am a player who always wants to win. For me this is a club where many would like to play.
"PSG are among the top in the world and is one of the teams that can fight for the Champions League. That's why I made this decision."
The Parisiens president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, also expressed a desire to see his two star strikers line up alongside each other but admitted that whether they play together frequently is up to new manager Laurent Blanc.
"We bought Cavani to play with Zlatan, but the final decision rests with the coach," Al-Khelaifi said.
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