For the right price, should we consider Uruguayan powerhouse Edinson Cavani…?
We’re not sure – but the rumours have pricked our ears up nonetheless…
French publication La Parisien, mentioned here in the Mirror, claim that the striker, recognised by some as world-class, will force a move away from the club this summer, because he isn’t given enough chances in his natural position.
“He’s not considering staying with PSG for another year if his role doesn’t change,” a source told the paper.
“He [understands that he] needs to play down the wing in the interests of the team, as he has for the last two years.”
Cavani was brought to Paris from Napoli in Serie A, where he made his name as an out and out centre-forward. Due to Laurent Blanc’s preference of the 4-3-3 formation however, there is only one proper centre-forward spot in the PSG XI, and this is occupied by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (when fit).
Cavani is too good a footballer to de farmed out on the wing, and it doesn’t do his finishing any justice whatsoever.
Despite playing various positions, Cavani has still plundered 23 goals in all competitions this term – proving that deployed centrally all the time, he’d be capable of racking up some serious stats.
However, we can’t imagine that Cavani would be available cheaply, because PSG paid £55m for him just two seasons ago (via BBC Sport). Even for a fee around half of that, it’d be a risk – especially considering he’s only two years off 30.