Manchester United were heavily linked with Edinson Cavani in the winter transfer window but in the end, the Uruguayan international stayed with Paris Saint-Germain
The Times‘ Paul Hirst reported that the French champions wanted a fee of 20 million euros for their star striker, who wanted a mammoth salary of £360,000-week. Ultimately, the deal was proving to be too expensive for the Old Trafford club, who ended up luring Odion Ighalo on loan on deadline day.
Lately, our former superstar center forward, Robin van Persie, has backed Manchester United to sign Cavani, who will be out of contract in the summer (Twitter).
At the moment, the 32-year-old star is earning £319,000-week with the Ligue 1 giants (L’Equipe – talkSPORT) and therefore, it will not be shocking to see him demand a higher salary if he ends up moving to the Red Devils on a free transfer.
The veteran finisher proved his worth in Italy before moving to the French capital and he is PSG’s all time leading goalscorer. The South American will turn 33 this month but he is still one of the best strikers in the world.
Unfortunately, in the current campaign, the former Napoli man has mostly been on the treatment table and so far, he has only started 4 times in the league under the management of Thomas Tuchel.
In 2020, we have only managed to score just four goals in five league fixtures and all those goals were scored against Norwich City. Even our ex striker Lukaku, who was sold last year, has been able to find the net four times since the turn of the Year.
So, we badly need a proven quality striker. Ighalo is here for the short term, he did well with Watford in the PL but the Nigerian is nowhere near as good as a world class player like Edinson Cavani. In your view, should Manchester United sign the 116-capped international in the summer?