Reports from the International Business Times claim that striker Edison Cavani’s agent Francois Gallardo has come out and stated that his client is unhappy at Paris St. Germain and wants to leave in the summer. The claims are that Cavani would prefer to be the lone striker but Zlatan Ibrahimovic has that role and has no intentions of giving it up any time soon.
Cavani was the lone striker at his former club Napoli but since arriving in the summer he has been played out wide and has spent the year in Ibrahimovic’s considerable shadow. The Uruguayan does also play on the wing or as a second striker for his country so the reports of being played out of position may be unfounded but he could very well be upset at the lack of attention he is receiving.
Francois Gallardo told The Metro:
“There is a player of the squad at PSG who is not comfortable and wants to leave called Cavani,” If clubs want to sign him – it would soon be time to make a move.”
Having just moved to PSG for a reported fee of around €64.5 million it would take a considerable fee to pry Cavani away from the French club. However, he is the typical Mourinho striker, big, strong, physical, and tracks back on defense so if Chelsea were to splash the cash on a forward he is a likely candidate. What makes it hard to believe is that PSG has more than enough cash and will have no reason to sell Cavani. He is a world class forward and is only 27 years old. Ibrahimovic is 32 and they must be wondering how much longer he can produce at this level.
This move has speculation written all over it and it may just be an agent running his mouth to stir the pot and get his player some attention. If it were to happen though, there would be probably be a petition over at Stamford Bridge for Fernando Torres to give up the number nine shirt to someone a bit more deserving.
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