Man Utd Star ‘Would Love To Wear’ Barcelona Shirt And Could Leave In January

Man Utd forward Anthony Martial celebrates with Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani.

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Edinson Cavani is open to leaving Manchester United for Barcelona in the January transfer window.

Barcelona are in a desperate need of a striker, and it’s believed the Uruguayan is on their transfer shortlist to address the ‘lack of goals’ issue in Xavi’s side. Former United forward Memphis Depay is currently the only reliable goal-scorer at Barca.

At Old Trafford, Cavani’s place in the squad is uncertain. He fell down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival, having only started two league games this season.

Further, it’s unclear where he will fit into Ralf Rangnick’s lineup, as the German might rely on the young legs of the likes of Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, and Marcus Rashford to implement his high-pressing style.

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo via SportWitness, amid the uncertainty in Manchester, Cavani is tempted to make a move to Camp Nou. The 34-year-old ‘would love to wear’ the Barcelona shirt, and sees the struggling La Liga giants as a ‘great challenge’.

Further, the financial situation at the Catalan outfit shouldn’t complicate Cavani’s pursuit, as the player ‘would be sympathetic to their financial difficulties’.

Despite his age, Cavani remains prolific in front of the goal, and would add much needed experience and composure to a relatively young Barcelona squad.