Solskjaer Has Already Identified Edinson Cavani Replacement

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani arrives at the stadium before the match.

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Man Utd could turn to Erling Haaland yet again as a long-term replacement for Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan was signed during the climactic days of the summer transfer window in United’s attempts to secure a backup striker. Cavani made his debut with a sub appearance against Chelsea during his side’s goalless draw at Old Trafford.

Nevertheless, Ole Gunnar Solskjær seems to be already preparing to replace the former Paris Saint-Germain star as he revisits the case of Haaland.

The Norwegian gaffer spent time under Solskjaer’s management at Molde and was touted to secure a move to Old Trafford by virtue of their already existing relationship.

But the youngster chose to instead sign for Borussia Dortmund where he has flourished quite well. Having scored 23 goals in 26 games, the 20-year-old looks to be on his way to become a prolific striker in the future.

And according to The Athletic, the United boss rates the Dortmund striker as a potentially world-class prospect and wishes to have another go at luring him to Manchester. Although the Mancunians’ previous attempt was foiled by high agent fees and demands of a release clause, Ole does not seem to be reluctant to have a second go.

The report goes on to say that the forward has a release clause of €75 million (£68m) in 2022, and a departure could occur even sooner should the young prospect decide to push for a move. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Red Devils decide to make a bid of the said figure come 2022 – or maybe even sooner.

But for now, the former RB Salzburg man remains as at the top of the Norwegian manager’s short-list of transfer targets.