Arsenal, PSG


By Tomilayo Alapinni

October 10, 2014

Edison Cavani has been urged to leave big money spenders Paris Saint-Germain.

Former Spain forward Luis Suarez has stated that unless the Uruguayan wants to continue to play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimović, then he should exit the Parc des Princes.

Edinson has been the subject of interest of a host of Premier League big wigs including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United and since the 27-year-old has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving the French big spenders by January; all four clubs have continued to monitor his situation very closely.

Since joining the French Champions in 2013 for about £54m, the versatile forward managed 25 goals in his debut season even when he was playing from an unfamiliar position due to the fact that PSG manager Laurent Blanc wanted to afford Swedish striker Zlatan the central striking position.

The 79-year-old Spaniard told France Football:

‘He’s become a normal player who just works for Ibra, sometimes, despite wanting to make things better; you actually make the situation worse. So, I think it would be better for him and the club if Cavani were to leave because Zlatan is more complete and stronger’.

Of all the four clubs contending for his signature, Liverpool looks the most desperate.

Manchester United already has three world class strikers in Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie.

Chelsea has wonderful striking options in summer signings Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy, Arsenal have Oliver Giroud and new acquisition Danny Welbeck.

However, since Luis Suarez’s departure and Danny Sturridge’s absence due to injury, Liverpool has lost goal scoring touches.

Although the Anfield based club has acquired Mario Balloteli from AC Milan, the Italian has failed to deliver; in fact the former Manchester City ace has only managed a single goal in about 7 games for his current employers.

With this performance, many pundits have begun to condemn Brendan Rodger’s decision to offload Luis Suarez without adequate arrangement to bring in a worthy replacement.

Reports also has it that the Anfield giants were considering a swoop on Alexis Sanchez but the deal fell through and the Chilean has since joined Liverpool’s North London rivals, Arsenal.

More so, since Edison Cavani has been advised to make a switch, he couldn’t possibly leave for another club where he will still have to play behind another striker, and with Balloteli already falling out of favour, if the Uruguayan moves over to Anfield, he will certainly get to play more in his preferred position and at worst, pair up with Danny Sturrigde at the head of Liverpool’s attack.