Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea & Manchester City all monitoring Cavani’s situation at PSG.
He still plays, PSG still win their games, they even beat Barcelona on Champions League Match Day 2 on Tuesday, he sometimes scores, manages to celebrate – but he remains ‘sad’. Edinson Cavani.
Jerome Lorenzo, a former goalkeeper at the capital club in an interview with Le Parisien bemoaned the disappearance of the “sparkle” which usually characterized Cavani’s countenance in his earlier days at PSG, but according to him, the Uruguayan seemed to now play with a pill rolled up in his tongue. Been played out of position is one thing to bear, but having to play under the shadow and ego of a Zlatan is too much for one man. Unless something changes soon, it may be the frown that makes him leave the town.
Cavani arrived PSG from Napoli for a huge transfer fee, and was instantly expected to replicate the astonishing form which saw him checked on the list of the most dangerous forwards on the planet, at the time even more revered than fellow countryman Luis Suarez. He was supposed to be the partner to Ibrahimovich, two of whom will wreck quakes of cataclysmic proportions against all classes of opponents. But while Zlatan has continued to flourish, Cavani has failed to perform under the system which sees him drifted to another position with a more subdued portfolio. One manager described his performances as appearing to be with “the brake pulled up”. The same manager “loves him as a player” as well as “his attitude on the field” – the same manager who once passed up the opportunity to sign Zlatan.
Arsene Wenger has not failed to broadcast his wide admiration for the powerful Uruguayan, as the above quotes which were from an interview on French TV – TF1 clearly show. It was Cavani who was touted as the player for whom Wenger would possibly go for in the past January window as a supplement to Olivier Giroud. Another transfer window has passed with nothing but admiration still the best we’ve heard since. Wenger believes he is not able to give his best at PSG, due in part to a dearth of attackers around him. Well – Walcott, Ozil, Cazorla, Chamberlain… *ahem*.
With the striker continually unsettled, Arsenal would surely afford him a way out, though he may have to battle it out with in-form Danny Welbeck. You’d want to believe a competition with Danny will suit Cavani more than one with the immovable Ibrahimovich.
Liverpool and Manchester City are also believed to be interested in signing the 27 year old, but having advised Suarez to leave Liverpool last year, it goes against correlation to think he will now go there himself. City, then, should be our great competition in landing the Matador.
It’ll be down to Wengerisms, then.
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