Edinson Cavani will have his choice of “many clubs” when hitting free agency, says the Paris Saint-Germain striker’s mum, with a move to Atletico Madrid being hinted at once again.
The Uruguay global was heavily linked with a switch to Spain through the winter window.
A deal seemed to have been agreed with Atletico at one point, but no transport was pushed through.
Cavani is, however, playing a waiting game when it comes to taking on a new challenge as he is approaching the end of his contract in PSG.
He is set to have several alternatives to take into account over the summer, together with his mother claiming that the 33-year-old intends to go for La Liga.
Berta Gomez told Ovacion Digital: “Luckily now, there are many clubs interested in signing Cavani. He does not know where he will play, he has three months left in Paris.
“We have to consider carefully. At the moment, he has no intention of returning to Uruguay, he is planning to continue in Europe and would love to go to Spain.”
A return to South America has been mooted for Cavani, with Penarol and Boca Juniors said to be one of his suitors.
Gomez appears to have ruled out a homecoming and left the door open for Atletico to rekindle their interest.
There are bridges to be built there, however, as Rojiblancos president Enrique Cerezo hit out at particular members of Cavani’s family after seeing a January deal break down.
He said: “I do not need to point anyone out, but I think it is a shame about the situation of some players with their relatives and their representatives.
“It is outrageous. We are not here to be robbed or do anything odd.”
Gomez responded to this claim by telling AS: “It isn’t impossible that Edinson could go to Atletico Madrid in the summer, provided that the president rectifies what he said.
We are not spiteful and everything can be fixed when he retracts what he said.
“My son is going to have offers, it is unquestionable because he’s a proven forward, as he’s shown in all these years.
“But he keeps thinking about being able to visit Atletico because he wants to play Cholo [Diego Simeone].”