Manchester United Football Club have been urged to sign Edinson Cavani, by former Reds striker, Louis Saha.
The Uruguayan, Edinson Cavani, is a name that United fans will be all-too-familiar with. After all, it feels as if this rumour crops up every summer. The last time United were credited with interest in Cavani was back in May, when it was claimed by L’Equipe that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keeping a ‘close eye’ on the PSG forward.
Now, United have been urged to sign the prolific 33-year-old by Louis Saha, who believes he’s the ‘best fit’ for the 20-time Premier League champions this summer.
The ex-Red actually went as far as claiming that his former employers are ‘missing a trick’ by not signing Cavani, who has scored a ridiculous 353 goals at club level.
‘I think Manchester United are missing a trick by not signing Edinson Cavani this summer,’ Saha said speaking exclusively to the Football Index Podcast.
‘I’ve followed him for many years and I’m gutted there doesn’t seem to be an interest there.
‘For me, Cavani would be the best fit this summer. Cavani has a great eye for goal and his leadership would be a great asset. He has qualities that are very difficult to find on the transfer market.’
Cavani would be a brilliant addition to this squad, there’s no doubt about that. However, I’m immediately concerned. He’d want regular starts and at this stage, is he really better than Anthony Martial? Personally, I’m not convinced.
Solskjaer has displayed an obvious preference towards signing young, preferably British players. Cavani doesn’t fit that bill and he’d be nothing but a stop-gap for a season or two.
Then you have to factor in what would be pretty astronomical wage demands. Wage Indicator reckons he was taking home over £500k-a-week in the French capital. United aren’t going to want to pay anything close to that.
The positive is that Cavani would be available on a free transfer. I’m actually surprised he hasn’t already been snapped up, though again, that could be down to his wage demands. In a time where money is a little tighter due to COVID-19, he may well struggle to find himself a club willing to give him what he wants.
If Cavani is willing to negotiate and take a substantial pay-cut, I’d explore the possibility of signing him. Unfortunately, I just don’t see him wanting to do that this summer.
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