Why Clubs Should Be Fighting To Sign Edison Cavani From PSG This Summer
Paris Saint-Germain's dramatic Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester United earlier this month could be the catalyst for major changes at the French champions.
Much has been written about PSG's thirst for European success at all costs but their repeated failure in the knockout stages of the Champions League continues to amuse and intrigue with equal measure.
Manager Thomas Tuchel is expected to retain his job for next season but the suggestion from France is that summer will see a major overhaul of the squad. The club will do all they can to retain their prize assets Kylian Mbappe and Neymar despite interest from Real Madrid but they could be willing to allow other players to leave.
Adrien Rabiot has already been frozen out of the club because of an ongoing contract dispute and is set to complete a move away from the club in the summer though his likely destination is unclear. Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool have all been linked with the stylish midfielder in recent months.
Another potential casualty of the changes at PSG is Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani. The 32-year-old boasts a phenomenal 133 goals in 181 games for PSG and is their Now 32, PSG's record goalscorer could be available at a cut-price as he only has a year left on his contract. Here we look at three potential moves for the clinical striker who is nicknamed 'The Matador'.
A dynamic and athletic striker, he cost PSG more than €64million in 2013 but he went on to repay that fee and then some. It was a French record at the time, eclipsing Radamel Falcao's €60million switch to Monaco. Some of the limelight was taken off Cavani by the eye-popping deal which lured Neymar from Barcelona and the subsequent recruitment of Kylian Mbappe.
Here we look at three potential moves for the clinical striker who is nicknamed 'The Matador'.
Cavani made 104 appearances for Napoli with an impressive return of 78 goals between 2010 and 2013. He arrived in Naples from Palermo where he netted 34 times in 109 games and cost around €17million. A return to a club where he is still held in high esteem may well make sense for both parties.
There would be no shortage of potential suitors for a player of such pedigree in the English top flight despite being in his 30s. In the past he was linked with Chelsea and Manchester City but their apparent policy of not signing players over 30 - while not without exception - would count against him.
Aged 32, Cavani may see the MLS as a potential final payday. With the likes of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoying a new lease of life in the States, he may be inspired to cross the Atlantic.
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