With Radamel Falcao not living up to expectations so far, scoring only four goals in his time at Old Trafford, Louis van Gaal could be unwilling to spend £43.2 million on the striker if it looks like he won’t repay that figure on the pitch.
Manchester United will be hoping to strike a deal in the summer for Edinson Cavani which could be worth up too an eye watering £60 million, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Is he worth it?
It will be a gamble if Van Gaal decides to spend big on the Uruguay forward, PSG will be looking for a hefty sum if they were to sell him to United and will not let him leave for cheap as they paid Napoli £55 million for the services of the sought after man back in 2013.
They will looking for a sum around that area to try and recoup the fee they paid two years ago.
Cavani’s record for PSG this term is not bad at all, hitting 14 goals in 31 games. One big thing that United could be put off by the forward is his age, he doesn’t have youth on his side as he turned 28 only recently on Valentine’s Day.
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Even though the Uruguayan would demand a pay packet of around £300,000-a-week to come to England, he is a clinical finisher and has a lot of physical presence which could work well in United’s favour with their current style of play under the Dutchman.
Falcao failed to deliver
The Colombian hit man has failed to live up to expectations at United and replicate the form in which saw him become of the world’s best and sought after strikers on the globe after his time at Porto and Atletico Madrid.
This could be down to his injury that he suffered at French side AS Monaco in early 2014, which saw him miss half the Ligue 1 season and Colombia’s World Cup campaign.
Some players just cannot hit their old form after injury and this could be what Falcao is suffering.
United’s interest in Cavani is bad news for deadline-day signing Falcao, as it could spell the end of his disappointing spell at Old Trafford.