Today’s transfer rumour for Arsenal comes from a league Arsene Wenger is famous for purchasing players from, Ligue 1. However the player on his radar this time around isn’t some young prodigy, but instead a striker considered by many to be a world class talent.
PSG’s Edison Cavani has been linked with the Gunners for quite some time, ever since his days at Serie A side Napoli. The South American star moved from Naples to Paris to be the star striker in Ligue 1, but was shunted to the wing during the Ibrahimovic era at PSG. Now however, despite having more freedom in attack and 18 goals in 16 league appearances, it seems that Cavani is still dreaming of a move to the Premier League.
Comments from Cavani himself in a recent interview suggest that he is very keen on a move to England and the papers have linked Arsene Wenger to be one of the main players in the market for his signature. Cavani is quoted as saying: “Every footballer knows the Premier League is a great league. It’s very competitive and it’s among the best leagues in the world. In football you never know what is going to happen. If one day I have the opportunity to play in England, I am sure I would enjoy it there.”
In all fairness, it’s a very similar quote to what we see quite regularly from players when they are linked with a Premier League move. There is no suggestion in the quote that Arsenal would be the club of Cavani’s choice, but with the Gunners in constant contention for a new striker signing, you have to wonder if Cavani could be the man.
There aren’t too many quality strikers available on the market right now, especially with Arsenal arguably in demand. Cavani would certainly come at quite a price, but perhaps it wouldn’t be a fee as high as some of transfers figures at the moment. I don’t think Cavani is everyone’s first choice of transfer target, but should Wenger be keeping his eye on any developments on Cavani’s happiness in Paris?
I find it highly unlikely that Cavani would move midway through the season, especially given PSG’s hopes of glory in comparison to Arsenal’s. Not to mention the striker would also be cup tied for this season’s Champions League competition.
There is no doubt that the striker has his eye on the Premier League, but should Cavani be considered a realistic transfer target for Arsene Wenger, or is this more than likely another media rumour?