According to The Express, several major European clubs are hot on the heels of signing Paris Saint-Germain sensation Edinson Cavani.
The ever talented Uruguayan has expressed his displeasure of being out-favoured by Ballon d’Or candidate and Swedish class act Zlatan Ibrahimovic for first team football and this message has alerted several clubs.
These clubs include Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City. However, the team first to respond to Cavani’s call for help are Premier League leaders Arsenal. But, besides the competition, there is one major issue Arsenal may struggle to overcome – Cavani’s ever expectant wage demands. He currently earns £135,000 per week at PSG and is not willing to drop his demands.
With the Gunners already forking out huge sums of money for Mesut Ozil over the summer, it may now appear unlikely that Wenger’s side have the financial capability to produce the signing of the former Napoli striker. However, this begs the question should Arsenal go all out to sign the 26 year old? With Arsenal now firmly setup was their sights on their first title in a decade, is Cavani the type of signing the Gunners should be looking at?
With his side at the summit of the Premier League at this stage in the season, the Gunners should now consider themselves genuine title contenders once again.
The £42.5 million signing of German wizard Mesut Ozil over the summer has worked wonders for Wenger’s men and such a big signing has been a true inspiration to the rest of the squad. It has increased motivation levels and the general thirst for success. Another big name signing like Edinson Cavani would only add to Arsenal’s title hunger and determination.
If the Gunners hope to succeed in winning the title this season then they require goals. They are currently on fire with they goal scoring ability and Olivier Giroud is enjoying he best football of his Arsenal career in front of goal.
However, if the worst case scenario did ever occur and Giroud got injured, who would replace the Frenchman? Bendtner? The Gunners need another proven striker who can deliver goals on a regular basis and then play them in a rotation system.
Cavani, despite playing second fiddle to Ibrahimovic this season, has still scored 12 goals in all competitions. A very impressive statistic for the Uruguayan.
Edinson Cavani signing for Arsenal would see tongues wagging for months. Not just in England, but all over the world everyone would be discussing this huge transfer.
Over the past few years, the Gunners have slipped out of contention for being genuine title contenders as they have struggled to qualify for Europe at times. Now they are top of the table, the perfect way to get them back on the map is to get people talking about them and by achieving big name signings, they would achieve the publicity.
Ozil got tongues wagging in August, why not Cavani in January? Such a signing would boost the club’s image, raise expectations and increase success.