Reports today have claimed that Edinson Cavani has instructed his agent to engineer a potential move to the Premier League, with the desired destination being Old Trafford. Manchester United had been linked with Cavani earlier this year, but PSG were, and still are, determined to keep hold of the most expensive footballer in French Football history.
It appears that Cavani has grown frustrated playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the Parc de Princes in the French capital. Asked about the potential switch to Old Trafford, Cavani said: “In football, you never know. Anything can happen. One day you are in one team and the next day, you can be in another”.
Though he is a formidable striker, after weak displays in the World Cup where he only scored from the spot in Uruguay’s first group match against Costa Rica, it is unlikely Cavani would be the man to spearhead the United attack for the new season. With Louis Van Gaal enjoying a close relationship with Robin Van Persie, any move for Cavani could spell the end for Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United career.
David Moyes’ problem, Van Gaal's predecessor, was finding at system that suited Rooney, Van Persie, Juan Mata and the other big names on the books at the Theatre of Dreams.
With a host of illustrious names soon to arriving through the Old Trafford gates, Van Gaal will certainly have his work cut out to find a system to suit all the star names at his exposure.
Reports in France suggest that the Parisians could try to lure Rooney in the opposite direction as part of exchange deal, which certainly would not go down well with the Old Trafford faithful, who see Rooney as a cult hero. However, if Rooney loses the race to Van Persie for club captaincy, as expected, he may seek pastures new.
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