Paris St Germain striker Edison Cavani has instructed his agent to look into a summer move to the Premier League, according to Sky Sports.
Despite Cavani only joining PSG from Napoli last summer for a mammoth £55 million and a bumper 5 year contract, it appears that Cavani fancies himself in the Premier League.
United and Chelsea interest
Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester United, who has been recently linked with a move for the forward, will be especially interested in Cavani’s agent’s overtures.
It comes as something of a surprise that Cavani appears to be demanding a move away, especially as the Uruguayan enjoyed a stellar debut season in Paris, helping PSG to retain the Ligue 1 title as well as winning the Coupe de la Ligue, scoring both goals in the final.
However, it seems that being deployed in wide positions so as to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic through the middle has left Cavani unhappy and keen to seek a move to pastures new.
The Uruguay international added further fuel to the fire by refusing to rule out a transfer to Manchester United. When asked about a potential move to Old Trafford, the 27 year old issued a somewhat coy reply: “In football, you never know. Anything can happen. One day you are in one team and, the next day, you can be in another."
While Cavani’s future may be up in the air, one thing is for certain, the forward is at the top of his game and is adept at spreading fear among even some of the meanest defences on the planet.
The Uruguayan began his career at Montevideo-based club Danubio, where 10 goals in 25 appearances, coupled with impressive performances in the 2007 South American Youth Championships earned Cavani a move to the Serie A club Palermo in 2007.
Four seasons at the Italian club saw the Uruguayan frontman bag 34 goals in 109 appearances, which alerted Napoli to his services. The club subsequently moved to sign the striker ahead of the 2010-11 season, a move which greatly benefited both parties as Cavani fired the club to heights they had not experienced in almost a lifetime, and the Uruguay hitman found himself catapulted to worldwide fame and adulation.
An impressive 78 goals in 104 games meant that Cavani would always be at risk of departing to one of Europe’s big guns, and it was in 2013 when the Uruguay international moved to Paris St Germain, for £55 million.
A regular fixture for every club he has appeared for, Cavani is also a regular fixture at international level, since making his debut in 2008. Since then, Cavani has appeared at the 2010 World Cup, the 2012 Olympics, 2013 Confederations Cup and most recently, the 2014 World Cup.