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United CLOSE on £44m-rated South American goal-machine

Manchester United are closing in on Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani, who is expected to leave the French champions this summer, according to The Express.

Cavani has been forced to play as a wide-man for PSG, second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and is looking to get back to his preferred role as an out-and-out striker even if that means he has to move clubs.

The Uruguayan goal-machine was reportedly close to a summer move to Juventus, but it seems the Italian giants are unwilling to meet his hefty wage demands.

It is understood that Cavani will demand a £5.75 million-a-year salary and Louis Van Gaal’s side are more than capable of giving the striker what he wants.

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United flop, Radamel Falcao, is expected to move on this summer and his departure will free up a huge £265,000-a-week in wages for new faces at the club, and Cavani could be a straight swap.

United have been linked with a number of top goalscorers already ahead of this summer transfer window but Cavani could be the most likely to make the move to Old Trafford.

The 28-year-old is rated at £44 million by transfermarkt.co.uk and it is no surprise given his goal output. He has netted a staggering 193 club career goals in 347 appearances. His experience of playing at the top level, including in the Champions League, makes him an ideal candidate for United ahead of their summer rebuild.

Is Edinson Cavani the goalscorer Manchester United need?

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About Lewis Addley (631 Articles)
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2 Comments on United CLOSE on £44m-rated South American goal-machine

  1. Not Edinson. Why not have Falcao? Seeing from the perspective of MUFC Great, Andy Cole, i think Falcao’s movements in matches are very great. Just give him time, he has to adapt. Adapt, adapt, adapt is what we are waiting for. +6months Loan= Goalsss.

    • Will be interesting to see if Falcao, 1) stays with United but, 2) as you say can start scoring goals. Looks more and more like a Fernando Torres Chelsea story for me. A player who has slightly lost their touch and confidence has plummeted as a result.

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