Edinson Cavani should leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer

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When Paris Saint-Germain parted with £45 million to sign Edinson Cavani from Napoli in 2013, they were signing one of Europe’s most valuable players and one of the world’s deadliest strikers.

However, since signing for the Ligue 1 giants, the Uruguayan has often found himself deployed on the left wing to accommodate Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

After becoming the most expensive player in the history of French football at the time, Cavani will have expected to play a vital role for the Parisians, but instead has been shunted out to the flanks.


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Despite this, he still boasts a very impressive goalscoring record, having struck 69 goals in 120 games across all competitions for the French champions.

With PSG already 21 points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 and set to defend their crown with moderate ease, the Uruguay striker should opt to test himself in a more competitive league. In recent days, Cavani has been linked with a move to Manchester United - a career path he may wish to consider.

The 28-year-old has yet to replicate the scintillating form shown at Napoli, even despite the sheer number of goals scored in Paris.

In three Serie A seasons he scored 78 league goals; comparitively, he has only 44 after two and a half campaigns in France.

Now in his late 20's, Cavani should be at the peak of his powers and playing week in, week out in his best position.

There is the possibility that Ibrahimovic will leave the club this summer, but even if he does, PSG may choose to spend big and sign yet another striker. As a result, Cavani would be wise to seek first-team football elsewhere as the club's leading forward.

With Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils struggling for goals and in need of a clinical front man, it could be the perfect move for Cavani. He has been linked with a transfer to England in the past, but sides have often been priced out of a possible transfer.

However, with a fee of around £40 million reportedly enough to tempt PSG into a sale, he is certainly a player within United’s price range.

If the Uruguayan fancies a move away from PSG, now is the time to do so knowing a host of Europe's elite would jump at the chance to sign him.

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