Man United Looking To Sign Edinson Cavani On A Free Transfer

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Neymar.

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Man United will have to sort out their attacking woes. Even though they don’t lack in scoring ability, as displayed by the prowess and numbers of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood’s goal tally so far this season, the Red Devils clearly lack in clinical presence up-front.

To this same dilemma, the absence of experience can also be pointed to,  as all of the club’s forward options are youthful players.

As of such, United are expected to make the acquisition of a striker in the ongoing winter transfer window and they may be able to land an adequate option for free.

As per L’Equipe, Man United have made initial contact to acquire Edinson Cavani who is poised to become a free agent in June. As of such, the PSG player is now free to communicate with foreign clubs and even sign a pre-contract.

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United isn’t the only English club who are after the prolific striker with Chelsea also understood to be in the fray and have allegedly made a similar degree of contract.

In addition to the two sides, Atletico Madrid will also pose a threat to this transfer ambition as the La Liga outfit too is keen on acquiring the Uruguayan international.

At 32 years of age, Cavani will not be the kind of signing the fans at Old Trafford will be keen on as they are already seeking to rid the club of deadwood.

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However, there is no denying the fact that much can be achieved by the Mancunian outfit for the short-term if someone of Cavani’s experience is easing the pressure to score that is presently on Rashford and Martial.

This is the sort of move that United have been expected to make if Solskjaer goes into a tense situation and the larger mood after the recent games is certainly fodder for the same.

However, it is not exactly a major need for Cavani to arrive at the start of the next campaign as it is at the moment.