Manchester United are closing in on a deal for striker Edinson Cavani and see his management and expertise as important elements so as to add to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
The 33-year-old is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer season and has been linked with quite a lot of Europe’s prime golf equipment, however United are set to deliver him in so as to add worthwhile competitors to the ahead line in the beginning of a season that can stretch assets like by no means earlier than.
Odion Ighalo is at the moment appearing as back-up to Anthony Martial however he has struggled for kind in the beginning of the season and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has at all times confused the necessity to have competitors in attacking areas.
It’s understood Cavani’s track-record of profitable trophies in Europe with Napoli and PSG appeals to the membership, with Solskjaer constructing a younger squad at Previous Trafford underneath the Norwegian. The ahead has received 20 honours in his time in Europe and in addition claimed the Copa America with Uruguay in 2011.
However United have additionally seen sufficient to grasp that Cavani stays motivated so as to add to that spectacular CV even within the last years of his profession and hope he might have the same influence to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede was signed by Jose Mourinho on the age of 34 in 2016 and scored 28 objectives in 46 video games in his first season on the membership.
Cavani plundered 304 objectives in 439 video games for Napoli and PSG however in addition to his document on the pitch his management can be admired at United, particularly with Solskjaer constructing a younger facet.
It’s hoped 18-year-old Mason Greenwood will profit from working alongside a striker of Cavani’s calibre whereas the Uruguayan may also provide his expertise and experience to Marcus Rashford, 22, and Anthony Martial, 24.
If the deal is concluded it will imply Ighalo returning to Shanghai Shenhua when his mortgage expires on the finish of January. The Nigerian’s preliminary deal was as a consequence of expire in Might however was prolonged a results of the season being suspended, however Solskjaer was at all times going to wish to usher in one other ahead earlier than he returned to China.
Whereas the transfer for Cavani is a divergence from United’s current switch technique, it isn’t going to sign a whole change in course from the signing of youthful gamers akin to Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek.
As an alternative, it is understood the transfer for Cavani was seen as an opportunistic signing, with Solskjaer eager so as to add extra firepower and expertise to a squad that was typically one of many youngest within the Premier League final season.