One of the best young players in the Argentine Primera during the first half of 2016 is already heading to Paris Saint-Germain this January but according to reports Giovani Lo Celso could be joined by Boca Juniors’ forward Cristian Pavón.
Argentine sports channel TyC has stated that the French champions are keen to add Pavón to their ranks and while no official bid has yet been made, PSG are willing to meet the release clause of $18 million.
Both Pavón and the club are aware of the impending offer and the same reports state that Boca’s final league match of the year against Colón on Sunday could be the 20-year-old’s last at La Bombonera.
While Lo Celso flourished in Rosario Central’s side prior to sealing his transfer to PSG in July, Pavón has perhaps been the standout young player in the Primera over the course of the first half of this season.
Equipped with lightening pace, Pavón has always been a talent but during the current campaign with Boca Juniors, the Córdoba native has shone after securing a regular first team role under Guillermo Barros Schelotto.With five goals and two assists, it has certainly been his most productive and this increased end-product has understandably interested European suitors.
Pavón arrived at La Bombonera from his hometown club Talleres in 2014 and after impressing on loan with Colón and regularly representing Argentina at various youth levels, the youngster has eventually forced his way into the first team at La Bombonera.
Boca would be loathed to lose Pavón when they sit top of the Primera División at the midseason break but would be unable to turn down the sum of money mentioned. President Daniel Angelici may hope that if PSG are keen, then a similar deal to the one that took Lo Celso to Paris could be reached and Pavón could return to Boca on loan until the end of the season.