In terms of a possible winter transfer window move, FC Barcelona and Edinson Cavani are on the same page, according to media sources. The striker is hoping for more playing time, and the Catalans are searching for a new striker after their current crop of strikers has been hampered by injuries and other issues this season.
The issue now is whether or not Manchester United is ready to let him go for nothing amid the current season. The Catalans must also ensure that he is in excellent physical condition after his injury difficulties.
Manchester United is open to the idea of letting him leave, although it is not necessarily their first option. Ideally, they would want to be able to transfer Anthony Martial to Newcastle United for about 50 million euros. Then they wouldn’t have a surplus of forwards and would be able to retain the Uruguayan on their roster.
Barcelona want to secure Cavani’s signing
Cavani is considered a short-term acquisition by Barcelona, to improve the team’s overall performance in the Europa League and the remainder of La Liga. The Blaugrana must qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season, and Cavani might make a significant contribution to that goal.
Barcelona, on the other hand, wants to make certain that he is in good enough form to contribute straight immediately. There will be intensive testing to ensure that he does not experience a recurrence in his ailment only a few days after signing the contract.
If the Cavani trade fails to materialise, the Catalans will have a few possibilities for taking over the #9 slot in the table. Luuk de Jong, on the other hand, is not believed to be one of these individuals. In the forthcoming transfer window, he will be transferred to another team.
Barcelona has reportedly received a communication from Manchester United expressing their interest in keeping the Uruguayan international. United have reportedly notified Catalan giants that they aim to retain Edinson Cavani on their books until the conclusion of this campaign.
Manchester United’s latest stance on Edinson Cavani’s Future:
According to the report, the Premier League heavyweights were previously receptive to the trade but later reversed their position. The reason for this, according to reports, is the current COVID pandemic in England, which highlights the necessity for a large team.
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Meanwhile, reports indicate that Edinson Cavani is excited about the prospect of joining Barcelona after feeling he had fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United. Following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, the Uruguayan was unable to regain his starting position in the team.
Throughout the course of this season, he has made eight appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions, with just two of them coming in the first half of the season. His solitary goal of the season came in an October 3-0 win against Tottenham, although he has been out since then due to an ankle injury.