According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United could sign PSG striker Edinson Cavani on a free transfer next summer.
However, the same report claims he will not leave the Parisian club in the January transfer window.
Cavani has been prolific throughout his career
When it comes to natural number nines, there are few players that can match the goal output of Cavani over the last decade. The 32-year-old has been prolific throughout his career in Europe, in Italy and more recently in France.
In his six-and-half years at PSG, the Uruguayan forward has scored 135 goals in 195 Ligue One appearances. Some will deride his record because Ligue one is not considered to be a great standard of league. However, that is an impressive record for any forward in a top European league.
Does not fit into United’s current policy
Manchester United seem to have recently developed a policy of building their team around young players. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his team to be dynamic and quick in attack.
Cavani at 32 certainly does not fit the club’s criteria for signing, on paper anyway. However, there is no doubt that United are still slightly short in attack, even with the emergence of highly-rated youngster Mason Greenwood.
Would still be a good signing
It seems that Edinson Cavani wants a new challenge in his career, as his contract in Paris is up this summer and there are no signs of him signing a new deal in French capital.
The likes of Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have also been linked with a move for the striker. The reason the striker is in such demand is that he is still in very good shape.
In fact, he would likely be a good signing for most clubs in the European game. The fact that he will likely be a free agent only adds to the attraction. Despite United’s attempts at building a young team, Cavani would still be a good signing for the Red Devils, as he still has a lot to give.
Would Edinson Cavani be a good signing for Manchester United?