According to Marca, Edinson Cavani has agreed to complete his move to FC Barcelona. He has reportedly chosen a move to the Spanish giants over Boca Juniors. Cavani has only six months left on his Manchester United contract. As a result, he has been considering his future at the club.
Moreover, injuries have limited his time on the pitch this season as he has started only 2 Premier League games. United currently has more competition in their forward lineup considering their summer signings. However, Cavani has proved to be an important player for their squad last season and can still deliver a lot under their new manager Ralf Rangnick. Nevertheless, the Uruguayan international is now injured for quite some time now.
Barcelona wants to replace the retiring Sergio Aguero with Edinson Cavani. Losing Aguero like that is a huge blow for the Catalans. They signed the Argentinian for free but he was injured for most of the time. Moreover, he had to retire because of the heart issues he faced on the pitch. In addition, Barcelona has offered a very good contract to the 34-year-old. That contract also includes performance-related bonuses and pay rise after a few months.
Edinson Cavani has played an important role in many of United’s matches for the last season. He has scored 18 goals for the club in 47 appearances in all competitions. However, United will think 10 times before selling the veteran as he has scored some very important goals for them in the past season.
What can Edinson Cavani offer FC Barcelona?
FC Barcelona is struggling with finishing off their chances created under Xavi. Their poor finishing has cost them many points this season and is in a very bad situation. Memphis Depay is also struggling to influence the game and Sergio Aguero’s retirement also did not help. As a result, Barcelona needs a striker who can influence a game and more importantly finish off their chances. Cavani is also very well known for his pressing ability and work rate off the ball.
His vast experience in the game helps him get in better positions in the game. Moreover, he has a good instinct in front of goals to finish good chances. He is also good in linkup play and creates chances and spaces for his teammates to attack. He can be the perfect signing for Barcelona if injuries do not get the best of him. Since the Barcelona side is filled with youngsters, he can be a great mentor to all those inexperienced players. He has also helped Greenwood and Rashford improve their overall gameplay and can replicate the same at Barcelona.
Manchester United may try to offer Cavani a contract extension at the club. However, the player seems to have accepted a contract at FC Barcelona. Moreover, Cavani was also not happy in Manchester after last season due to the whole controversy over his Instagram story. He was also interested in joining Boca Juniors from United but a good season at United may have made him realize that he is capable of more. As a result, he may be motivated to lift the Barcelona side up with his energy on the pitch.
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