Manchester United have not been afraid to spend big in order to reach the success-land again and as per the latest reports, continuing their “Bye-Buy” policy, Manchester United have set their sights on signing Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani in a mega £60 Million deal and have decided to back out from signing Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal from AS Monaco.
Manchester United have been the long admirers of Cavani’s skills and even tried to sign the 28-year old attacker when David Moyes was in charge at United.
Manchester United have looked to add to their firepower upfront for some time now. Cavani and Falcao were both in contention when Louis Van Gaal took charge of United. Based on his reputation and recent form Falcao got the nod ahead of Cavani but since his arrival, he has looked way off pace and has missing chances in plenty.
Seeing how Falcao’s form has substantially dipped, Manchester United are now ready to call off the agreement they had in the summer where Falcao was initially signed on a loan for a combined 6 million deal wherein, United had the option of either signing or releasing the player once his contract time will be up. Looks like United have taken that call and now ready to replace the Colombian hitman with the prolific Uruguayan.
Falcao’s injury is the deciding factor in this case. Cavani has not been injured like Falcao and he shares a similar goals-to-game ration as to Falcao in last 2-3 seasons. Cavani has been subjected to a move away from Paris as he is not happy with the standards of the Ligue 1 and he is tired of playing a second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Cavani moved to PSG in 2013 in a £55 million deal but has struggled to find the form that made him a star in Serie A. PSG are also struggling to meet UEFA’s financial fair play obligation and thus letting Cavani go off their books would further enable the French side to build their squad.
Manchester United have yet not said no to Falcao over the possible permanent move in the summer and are keeping the cards very close to their chest. Having said that, one cannot ignore the possibility of Van Persie being the one who makes way for Cavani’s arrival at Manchester United.