English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester United are considering making a move for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker Edison Cavani. The Uruguayan is keen on moving to Old Trafford as well.
Cavani’s representatives have approached the Old Trafford hierarchy to broker a move for the PSG striker, according to ESPN.
The 28-year-old’s delegates want to rekindle United’s previous interest in the striker. With the Red Devils facing a problem finding goals and suffering a lack of pace upfront, a deal is likely to be struck between both the parties.
United coach Louis Van Gaal’s side has been accused of boring football and has been criticized heavily because of their inability to score goals in the first half. United lack urgency upfront and Cavani can add both pace and goals to Van Gaal.
United’s previous manager David Moyes was interested in signing the Uruguayan striker in 2013 after scouting him for a long time. Cavani was playing for Napoli back then.
Cavani chose to join PSG instead and has since scored 69 goals in 120 appearances for the French champions.
Cavani has not been happy recently of his role in PSG. He is forced to play wider giving away the strikers position to Zlatan Imbrahimovic. The changes in his squad role have garnered inconsistent performances from the Uruguayan. He has also missed some easy goal scoring chances in big matches.
However, Van Gaal will feel that the PSG front man will be able to give an extra dimension to United’s attack, which they have been missing desperately.
PSG was reluctant to sell Cavani before, but is now considering cashing in on the striker. They want to build a fresh squad for the future and getting expensive Cavani off their payroll would help them achieve that goal.
Cavani would also be interested in making the switch to the Manchester club.
Picture courtesy: ww2.sportal.com.au