Former Uruguayan National Team Manager Jorge Fossati has urged his fellow countryman Edinson Cavani to try and secure a move to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City next summer.
Cavani moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 for a whopping fee of £50m, and since then, has managed to score 74 goals in 133 appearances for the Paris based club.
However, due to the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimović at PSG, the 29-year-old Uruguayan has primarily featured in a wider role for Laurent Blanc’s side, which has stalled him from flourishing in his preferred center-forward role, leaving him utterly frustrated.
The former Uruguay boss Jorge Fossati has had his say on this matter.
“Cavani needs to play as a center forward,” Fossati said.
“He is being used as a winger by PSG and also sometimes as a midfielder. I can understand this is because Zlatan Ibrahimovic plays as a centre forward.
“Guardiola normally employs two or three forwards and therefore I would strongly advise Cavani to join them (Manchester City) next year.”
And to add fuel to this fiery speculation, Laurent Blanc’s statements from the month of January are now resurfacing – statements that suggest Cavani could very well be on his way out for good this upcoming summer.
“There is a problem with Cavani’s behaviour, but my job is to think of the entire squad as a collective,” Blanc said in January.
“We did hold a staff meeting and among the various issues we discussed were Cavani and his complaints. The desires of the individual can’t affect the rest of the team.”
Cavani has been repeatedly linked with English Giants Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. But, following Fossati’s comments, the striker may follow Guardiola to Manchester City, making the Citizens the absolute favourites for the Premier League title next season.