Reports from The Metro today have suggested that Manchester United have made a club record bid of £56 million in order to land Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani this summer.
However, the report seems absolutely crazy. Manchester United have an array of talent in attack, and shouldn't be targeting a player of Cavani's type. With Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Co. strutting their stuff at Old Trafford goals won't be a problem for the club next season. Keeping goals from going in their own net, however, could be an issue.
The Red Devils are in desperate need of defensive recruits and need at least one world class central-midfielder. Louis van Gaal would be better off making a move for Paul Pogba or Arturo Vidal this summer. He's be far better off signing one top midfielder and one top defender for the same price that it would take to bring the Uruguayan forward to the club.
A move for Cavani would also prove more trouble than it's worth for the Manchester United boss. If the striker arrives, then surely one of Rooney or Van Persie would be on their way out. The former is United's talisman and has only just signed a lucrative - and extremely lengthy - new deal with the club. The latter is seemingly Van Gaal's favoured son - the man he made the Dutch captain.
The new Manchester United boss needs to look how he can get the best out of his current strike force, not look elsewhere.
There is one club, however, that should be pulling out all the stops in order to bring the 27-year-old to the Premier League. And that club is Arsenal. The Gunners are in desperate need of adding to their front line. At the end of the day, fans of the club can't be happy with Yaya Sanogo acting as Olivier Giroud's only real back-up. A back-up he is...a player ready to compete with Arsenal's No.1 striker he is not.
Arsenal have the money. In fact various reports have suggested they have £100 million to spend this summer. And, in truth, it will only take a couple of additions to make Arsenal a team to really fear next season.
However, these additions must be world class and will come at a price. £56m is a huge sum for an unproven Premier League striker, but the Gunners should once again break their club record in order to go one step further.
Cavani can become a major hit at the Emirates. The fans will believe in him and he can score them special goals. He's a world class striker and would thrive at being made the main man for such a big club.
What do you think Arsenal fans? Do you think Wenger should break the bank to land Cavani? Have your say below!
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