Arsene Wenger insists he’s going to be “busy” this January (via Sky Sports), and a renewed interest in Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani could be keeping him occupied, according to French publication Buzz Sport.
The Frenchman is apparently looking back in France for a striker this January, with long term target Cavani piquing his attention once again. The report suggests we’ve been quoted €64m (£47m) by PSG, who are willing to let the Uruguayan leave if their valuation is met.
Cavani would unquestionably be an excellent signing, although whether he’s still worth such a massive amount is questionable. He’ll be on the verge of turning 29-years-old when the deal goes through, and Wenger is known for his unwillingness to give lengthy contracts to older players. Cavani obviously still has more than a few good years left in him, but his resale value is likely to be negligible.
The former Napoli man is still scoring plenty of goals however, despite playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic at PSG more often than not. He would presumably demand centre stage a little more at Arsenal, which would mean bad news for Olivier Giroud. We’ve seen how the Frenchman reacts to competition in the past though, so having the two battling it out for a starting spot could be an excellent move.
In modern football signing big name players takes big money, this is certainly no secret, and it’s only getting worse. If Wenger wants to cement our place at the top of the table then a massive investment in a player like Cavani could be worth it, but we can’t see him spending that much this January.
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Cavani’s signing would smash our record transfer fee paid for a player, and with Wenger’s hatred of the January transfer window, it’s difficult to see it happening.
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