Twitter Reacts As Manchester United Agree Deal To Sign Edinson Cavani

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani and Neymar.

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Manchester United have allegedly agreed on a deal to sign Edinson Cavani.

After a thoroughly frustrating transfer window, Manchester United fans may finally have a deal to claim. However, there may be mixed feelings about the player involved.

Despite reports claiming that the Red Devils are looking to do late business including yet another attempt for Jadon Sancho, a left-back, and possibly even a striker, fans seem to be wary of their side’s dealings.

As such, the latest reports linking them extensively to a striker has certainly come as a surprise.

According to ESPN, Edinson Cavani has agreed to a two-year-long deal to join Manchester United on Saturday.

The former PSG striker was a free-agent after being released by the Ligue 1 giants in the summer. A potential deal to go to the La Liga did not materialize.

As such, this new claim suggests that United have acquired the Uruguayan striker and that Cavani will be heading to Manchester for his medical which pegs a potential announcement “either on Sunday or Monday.”

Fans certainly had a mixed response to this on Twitter. On the one hand, the prolificacy of the 33-year-old in front of goal cannot be denied.


However, the very fact that Cavani is 33 will send warning bells ringing as United already have a poor record with clearing deadwood. Further, the player’s wage package will also be a matter of concern and a trap that the Premier League outfit will do their best to avoid, especially given the Alexis Sanchez debacle.

Incidentally, the nature of this saga certainly holds strong parallels to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s arrival and short stint at Old Trafford – A player well in his thirties coming from PSG on a free-transfer.

All in all, Cavani is being labelled as clear panic buy with the club seemingly opting for a safe free-agent rather than convince and pay their prospective players and their parent clubs to make the switch.

There were certainly positive remarks too, particularly as to how Cavani could ease the burden of Anthony Martial and Odion Ighalo.