Manchester United and other major European clubs may all have a chance of signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani in the summer, according to reports from Le Parisien.
Cavani, who joined PSG in 2013 for a reported fee of €64m, has been frequently linked with a move to United. The transfer talks have gathered momentum recently when one of his agents said earlier in April that the former Napoli striker would be open to a move to England or Spain.
The 28-year-old took his season’s tally to 11 with a brace in PSG’s 6-1 win over Lille on Saturday. It was one of those rare occasions where Cavani played in a central role (with Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended) having been confined to the flanks in Laurent Blanc’s 4-3-3 formation for much of the past two seasons.
With Blanc persisting with his tactics, a member of Cavan’s entourage told Le Parisien that the Uruguayan international doesn’t want to see out his five-year-contract if he is not given enough chances to play in his favoured position.
“It is out of the question that Edinson stays for another season at PSG if the sporting situation does not change,” the source said. “Edinson has understood that, in the team’s interest, he had to play out wide and he has done that for two years now. But that doesn’t mean the situation suits him.
“He would like to establish himself in the centre of the attack, his preferred role, and not only when Ibrahimovic is missing. He needs continuity in that position to fully express the qualities that made him the Italian league’s leading goal scorer.”
The French champions want Cavani, who scored 48 times in 89 games for PSG, to stay but Le Parisien claims a bid in the region of €50m could entice them to part company with the Uruguayan striker.
But would Cavani get his favoured central role at United? It’s possible if Robin van Persie was set to move on but if not, Cavani would do well to look at Falcao’s fate at Old Trafford.