Gunners shunned by Cavani!
A few days ago it was reported that Arsenal were in the hunt for PSG frontman Edison Cavani, with the Uruguayan supposedly unhappy with his role at PSG.
Arsenal have been on the lookout for a new striker so far this summer, but have yet to yield in any results. A transfer of Jamie Vardy was on the cards, and could potentially still be pulled off. However with it all gone quiet on the Leicester striker, Our club seemingly could’ve turned their attention elsewhere.
Cavani, who like Vardy is 29 years old, has generated mixed reviews. With this in mind, many people therefore won’t be too disappointed to understand that apparently Cavani would reject interest from the Gunners, as the Uruguayan is set to sign a new contract with the current French Ligue 1 champions.
The rumoured contract comes as a bit of a surprise considering Cavani was supposedly unhappy always being second fiddle to Ibrahimovic up front, but now with the Swede out of the Parc de Princes, perhaps Cavani has decided to stay with PSG after all.
Cavani’s rumoured deal is £6.25 Million per annum plus £1.25 Million in bonuses, according to Sky Italia. With his main wage working out at £120,000 per week, it is nothing above and beyond for Arsenal’s current wage structure, but I just don’t think Wenger would invest that kind of money into a player who spends a lot of the time injured, is approaching 30 years old and has played in a domestically weak league for a number of years now.
Cavani has the touch of Falcao in him, meaning that although he was fantastic a few years back, injures and age has seen his career downgrade a level and although the striker would offer Arsenal something different, it’s just not the deal Arsenal want to make.