Manchester United after €60 million Uruguayan Striker

Manchester United after €60 million Uruguayan Striker

Edinson Cavani
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According to The Mirror, Manchester United manager David Moyes is planning to make a sensational bid to lure Edinson Cavani to Old Trafford. The ex Napoli man is in a fine form playing for his new club PSG, but reports are stating that he did not settle as expected in Paris.

Cavani is in the shadow of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and he doesn’t find it challenging to play in Ligue 1. His objectives are to play in the Premier League, and if an English club could match the hefty wage he receives in Paris, he would opt to switch. His fellow Uruguayan, Luis Suarez, is regarded as the best attacker in the Premier League, so Cavani thinks that he could be a star in England as well.

Moyes has more than enough money to spend on transfers, so that won’t be a problem. But, why would Paris Saint Germain let go of the player they just bought, and more importantly, one who is playing very well at the moment? The Uruguayan striker has scored 18 goals in 26 appearances for the French side this season.

So, Moyes would have to top the price that PSG paid to Napoli, and that was 53 million euro. It is unlikely that Cavani’s price would be less than 60 million euro, but Manchester United manager said that he is prepared to spend big in order to make a whole new team that could win a championship.

Also, even if Moyes isn’t that keen on bringing Cavani to Manchester, this move would place him in a dominant position in the football transfer market.

The new United manager must show other competitors that even if Sir Alex Ferguson is no longer at the club, Manchester United is still big and powerful, and that he can buy any player that he wants. That’s why this transfer and the Mata challenge make sense. Even if it seems highly unlikely and even silly to chase after those players, if everybody sees that Moyes puts serious propositions on the table, that would mean a lot in the eyes of United opponents. They will know that United is powerful and that they can grab the hottest prospects in the market, like in the old Ferguson days.