Man Utd chief Ed Woodward may get dream transfer opportunity to improve Red Devils | Football | Sport
If reports are to be believed, PSG may allow Edinson Cavani to leave the club on a free transfer next summer.
And, if that happens, then Manchester United have to be among the teams at the front of the queue to secure the Uruguay international’s signature.
Cavani has struggled for PSG this season with injuries preventing him from finding his usual stride. But, despite that, he’s still one of the best strikers in European football.
Manchester United are understood to be pushing to sign a striker in January.
But United could be better off waiting until the end of the campaign before bringing in Cavani for free.
For Woodward, and for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the PSG star would be a dream opportunity. One that he would definitely find it hard to turn down.
For starters, Cavani guarantees goals.
Ever since the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2016, the 32-year-old has been PSG’s talisman and risen to the responsibility.
He scored 23 goals from 33 games in Ligue 1 last season as PSG defended their league title.
The year before he’d blitzed 40 from 47 across all competitions and, before that, a stunning 49 from 50.
How United could do with a striker like that.
Marcus Rashford has struggled for the Red Devils this term, looking a far cry away from the centre-forward that burst onto the scene three years ago.
The England international doesn’t appear to have the same thirst for goals as other top players in his position across the world.
Similarly Anthony Martial.
Martial started the season well for United, scoring against Chelsea and Wolves before injury reared its head.
But the France international has never quite achieved the consistency that’s required to become one of the best forwards in the game.
Another reason why Woodward would love to sign Cavani is because he’s a marquee name.
But Woodward still needs to make money and Cavani would no doubt be a big shirt-seller at Old Trafford.
If he’s available for free then United simply have to act.
Cavani guarantees goals – which nobody at Old Trafford currently does. Throw in the fact he’d generate a big injection of cash and it’s an opportunity that should be a no-brainer.