Chelsea Football club has re-ignited their interests in Uruguayan striker, Edison Cavani, who plays for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the French Ligue 1. The player was heavily linked with Arsenal throughout the summer transfer window this year but he remains at the Parc de Princes as a forward. All speculations linking the player away from the French Champions are hinged upon the player’s reported frustration at playing second fiddle at the club to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But now, Cavani is reportedly on the verge of leaving the club after coming under fire from his own fans. The supporters are of the opinion that Cavani hasn’t replicated the form displayed at Napoli that caught the eyes of PSG in the first place. Now, the player wants out and Chelsea has been confirmed by TalkSPORT to be looking into the possibility of signing the player in the summer, who could be available on the cheap.
A poll was reportedly taken after PSG’s last game and 71% of the fans voted no when asked if the striker was worth the £50m PSG paid to Napoli for his services. Cavani, 27, who enjoyed a fantastic personal success at Napoli and Palermo in the Italian Serie A, joined PSG in July, 2013 on a five year contract worth about £53m, making him the record signing in French football breaking Radamel Falcao’s £50m transfer to Monaco. Cavani, who has forever been linked to Chelsea, is no doubt is the kind of attacker that intimidates defenders and adds enormously to the success of a team. With Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba already in the Chelsea team, the Jose Mourinho led side could do with another prolific striker in the mould of Edinson Cavani. This is necessary because to mount a strong title challenge on all fronts, the quality of players in the squad cannot be too much. An important example here is Manchester City and Real Madrid. These are two football clubs that have more than enough quality in the squad and the results they have achieved in recent times are there to show.
Though Diego Costa is in a form of his life presently, the injury worries of the player could have a devastating effect on the Chelsea squad when he is absent. Loic Remy or Didier Drogba would expectedly hold forth but questions relating to their effectiveness and goals turnover rate would readily come to mind. Didier Drogba at age 36 can no longer perform optimally and an expectation of the kind of performance that got him the acclaims all over the world during his first stint with Chelsea, is building castles in the air. Loic Remy on his own part is no doubt a fine finisher but not in the class of Edinson Cavani. Therefore, it wouldn’t at all be a bad idea for Chelsea to clinch the signing of this 27-year-old Uruguayan to strengthen their forward line. Cavani who can also operate on the wings of attack can play alongside Costa in double point men (4-4-2) or in a 4-5-1 formation. After all, Manchester City has Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic all in the same team.