More money than sense?
Manchester City plot £80m swoop for Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao
Manchester City have reportedly made initial enquiries about signing Napoli’s Edinson Cavani and Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao.
Both clubs would demand at least £40 million each for their prized assets, but Abu Dhabi-backed Man City plan to free up some space in the club’s wage bill by offloading four strikers.
Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, Emmanuel Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz could all be put up for sale in order to fund moves for Cavani and Falcao.
Napoli face an uphill struggle to retain Uruguayan Cavani after they failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Are we missing something here? This IS the same Man City side that racked up an astonishing 93 goals in 38 Premier League matches. The same Man City who featured three strikers who made it onto the top ten goal-scorers list. So why then would Roberto Mancini need to spend vast sums on new attacking talent?
Clearly there is a good chance that Carlos Tevez could be offloaded after his various indiscretions, but then the Argentine barely featured last term. Even if Mancini opted to allow Edin Dzeko to leave to pursue regular first team football the Premier League title holders would still have Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli to call upon, so where exactly would this pair fit into the Italian’s plans?
Whilst both Cavani and Falcao excelled in Serie A and La Liga respectively neither player has Champions League football to enjoy next term so clearly they would be tempted by a move to the Etihad Stadium and the riches that such a move would bring.
Perhaps Mancini feels that he needs a new level of striker to help mount an assault on the Champions League but moves to bring in such high profile strikers may well undermine those already at the club.