Edinson Cavani is one of the most sort-after strikers in Europe, despite not enjoying the best of the last two seasons since joining PSG from Napoli. The Uruguayan has been on the radar of Man United for a couple of seasons now, and it seems the former EPL champions are in no mood to let go as they have again identified the South American as the right player to replace Robin Van Persie.
According to talkSPORT, the Red Devils are monitoring the player’s situation, and see him as a more suitable option to Christian Benteke, who is also being heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this summer. Louis van Gaal’s interest in the PSG player was confirmed by the Guardian’s Jamie Jackson, per talkSPORT.
“Edinson Cavani is Manchester United’s prime target to replace Robin van Persie,” Jackson said.
On Benteke, the respected journalist said:”Liverpool are more keen on Christian Benteke than United. Benteke is on United’s list, and there is interest there, but he’s not top of the list at the moment”.
Van Gaal is left with only Wayne Rooney and James Wilson following the departure of Dutch striker, Robin Van Persie to Fenerbahce last weekend. While Rooney is an established striker, the same cannot be said of Wilson, who is still a greenhorn, and still needs time to mature into a world class striker. With United’s determination to compete for the EPL title next season and also compete for the Champions League, a striker in Cavani’s class is needed at the club.