You get the feeling this isn’t the signing that Man United fans were hoping for, but Edinson Cavani could be a great stop gap signing.
He’s a selfless striker who’s still world class and has scored goals at every club, so he should finally give them an experienced and physical number 9 to lead the line.
He’s also been forced to play second fiddle to Zlatan or Neymar during his time in Paris and he’s done it without a fuss, while you also need to go back to 2007 to see the last time where he failed to score double figures after playing a decent chunk of the season.
He’s a free agent after leaving PSG this summer, and reports are coming out to say that he’s agreed a two year deal at Old Trafford and will travel for the medical tomorrow:
NOTICIA @ESPNFC @ESPNDeportes @ECavaniOfficial jugará las dos próximas temporadas en el @ManUtd
* Acuerdo cerrado esta tarde
* Cavani viajará mañana a Manchester desde París para pasar la revisión médica
* Si todo va bien, se anuncia domingo o lunes
En breve, + información
— moisESPN (@moillorens) October 3, 2020
Everything about his attitude and history suggests that he should have a positive impact at Old Trafford, but there are obvious drawbacks to signing a 33 year old striker.
He’s not played for a while so it could take him some time to get up to speed, while he’s also at an age where injuries will be a concern.
He’s not going to be a long term option either but at least it allows the club some time to sort out a long term solution, while his attitude and experience should be a positive influence on the younger strikers round about him.