Karim Benzema has seemingly been our top target this summer, but we have also been strongly linked with Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, as reported by the Daily Star.
The report claims we are closing in on the latter, with the Uruguayan set to undergo a medical before the transfer window slams shut. The Star cites reports from Spain, which claim the striker is looking to force a move away from PSG.
A lot was expected of Cavani when he made his big money move to the Ligue 1 Champions, and you’d argue he hasn’t quite lived up to those expectations. He has still been superb for the French side though, especially considering he’s largely been playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and has often been pushed out wide.
Many Arsenal fans would probably prefer Benzema to Cavani, with the South American star splitting opinion greatly. But if the French forward were to prove unavailable, then would we really complain about signing a player the calibre of Cavani?
A number of fees have been touted, but recent reports have suggested we’d need to pay £35m for Cavani (via the Metro). That is obviously a huge amount of money, but the 28-year-old could prove to be the missing piece to the puzzle.
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Cavani is strong, quick, and seems ideally suited for the Premier League, so is he the player we should be targeting?