Arsenal to turn their attention to Cavani?
With the increasingly likely news that Jamie Vardy will REJECT the approach from Arsenal football club, The Gunners will now have to look elsewhere for a striker.
Arsenal are desperate to sign a new striker this summer, with Arsene Wenger and co recognising that Arsenal will struggle to win major honours without a well recognised striker at the club. Arsenal need a striker that is capable of firing twenty goals in the Premier League alone, rather than in all competitions. Giroud manages that latter but would struggle to get twenty or more in the league, and although I think Welbeck has the attributes to be that wanted man, his injury problems sadly make him rather unreliable.
With Vardy, he could’ve been the player that we so desperately need, but with the Englishman reportedly rejecting the Gunners, Arsenal will now have to begin their search for another player elsewhere. The usual names of Morata, Higuain and Lukaku will be mentioned, but a new name to add to the list is PSG and Uruguay striker Edison Cavani.
According to the Daily Express, Arsenal are monitoring the PSG striker, who may be unhappy at his current club. Cavani has had to play either on the wing or as second fiddle to Zlatlan Ibrahimovic and has supposedly grown frustrated over the course of the season. Despite not being the club’s main man, Cavani still managed 19 goals, mainly from the wing. If he was put up top for the Gunners surely he’d manage to hit the 25/30 goal a season mark in all competitions.
There are two main issues however, the first of course being money. PSG are one of the wealthiest clubs, and all their players are on huge wages. Cavani would undoubtedly have to take a pay cut to join Arsenal, something the player may not wish to do. Arsenal would be sure to entertain Cavani with at least a £130,000 a week but it may not be enough for the former Napoli striker. Such a transfer fee would also sure to be in the excess of £30 million plus, is that a price Wenger would be willing to pay for Cavani?
Secondly is that although he was reportedly unhappy with his position at PSG, with Ibrahimovic having left the French club this summer, Cavani is sure to be given a go up front for the Ligue 1 champions, meaning he may want to stay where he is after all.
Arsenal fans are known for supposedly being quite picky when it comes to transfers, and I may be proving the point here by saying that I don’t think Cavani is the right man for Arsenal. He comes across as Falcao type of player, who has had some injuries and after playing in a weaker division, he may struggle to reclaim his old form that we saw in Italy with Napoli.
Would you like Arsenal to make a move for the Uruguayan. He is the same age as Vardy!