Manchester United has targeted Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani as their top priority to replace Fenerbahce bound Dutch-man Robin van Persie.
Cavani earlier revealed that he isn’t happy at Paris Saint-Germain, and Louis Van Gaal is keen on the Uruguayan. A prospective deal could send Argentine forward Angel Di Maria in the other direction. Van Gaal is open to letting the winger leave if he can succeed in roping in Cavani.
Van Persie is expected to depart to Turkey within a few days, which leaves the Old Trafford outfit with only two recognized choices in the striking zone–superstar Wayne Rooney and James Wilson. Even 19-year-old Wilson is linked to a move to Hull City, which could further diminish Van Gaal’s resources. So the probability of United pouncing on Cavani to fill up their void is increasing. Dutch boss of the Red Devils’ has already conceived the Uruguayan as the man to spearhead his side’s attack, according to the Guardian.
The French giants were eager to sign Di Maria but FFP sanctions forced them to curtail their plans; their interest on the Argentine winger remains undiminished, and with no restrictions of FFP this time, a deal is becoming likely day by day.
PSG manager and former French defender who starred in 1998 World Cup win alongside Zinedine Zidane, Laurent Blanc recently revealed his admiration for Di Maria, saying, “He’s good. We have more freedom [without FFP restricitons], but it remains a difficult project for us because we’re not alone in wanting him.”
“When you see the financial power of the English clubs, they are attacking everyone. Competition is very, very tough. Don’t forget, Manchester United paid a fortune to sign him.”