The striker was courted by Europe’s elite clubs.
The Uruguay international has long been linked with an exit from Stadio San Paolo, with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City all previously linked with the striker.
However, PSG had leaped to the front of the queue over the past few weeks and the Ligue 1 champions have now announced the successful capture of the 26-year-old striker.
“I am very happy to announce the arrival of Cavani for five years,” club president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, told reporters. “It was not easy. Everyone wanted Cavani but he is here at PSG and I’m very happy about that.”
The Uruguayan international, who is believed to have cost PSG £55m while receiving £8.5m in salary, also spoke about joining forces with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“Ibra is a world champion. It is a pleasure to play alongside him to win titles,” he said.
Cavani was the highest goal scorer in the Italian Serie A last season, making 33 appearances for Napoli and scoring 29 goals.
He joined Napoli from Palermo in 2010, and developed into a key player with the Neapolitan club, helping them to the 2012 Coppa Italia and a second-placed finish in Serie A last term.
He began his professional career with Danubio in 2005 and first moved to Europe two years later.
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