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Liverpool Could Be A Possible Destination For PSG’s Edinson Cavani

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Edinson Cavani is prepared to leave Paris Saint-Germain in favor of a move to a Premier League club after reports have emerged that the Uruguayan forward has informed his agent to find him a move to the Premier League.

Stories surfaced last season Cavani had become frustrated with his use and position on the pitch by PSG manager Laurent Blanc.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic being preferred as PSG’s central striker, the Uruguayan was shifted out to the wing to form a front-three along with the Swede and Argentinian international Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Although the Paris club have denied that Cavani is for sale, clubs were put on alert earlier this summer when the forward left the door open in regards to his future in France.

“In football you never know. Anything can happen,” Cavani stated during the World Cup. “One day you’re in one team and the next day you can be in another.”

Manchester United and Chelsea have previously been linked with the Uruguayan.

But the speculation is that the player wants assurances that he would not have to play second fiddle to anyone. And with Chelsea already committing to Diego Costa as their main striker; and Manchester United having Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney up front, the odds of Cavani moving to one of those two clubs may not be as strong.

More speculation is that United could send Wayne Rooney the other way to PSG in order to make room for Cavani next to Van Persie. But then the dilemma for Louis van Gaal is keeping the player happy because it’s believed that the Dutch manager will prefer to play Van Persie as a central striker.

But what about Liverpool?

The loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona has left a huge hole for the club to fill at striker. Although Rickie Lambert was brought in from Southampton and Daniel Sturridge has mentioned recently that he’s ready to shoulder the burden, both players just aren’t on the level of a Cavani.

With a talented young squad of players, a creative and attack-minded manager, money from the Suarez transfer in its coffers and the prospect of Champions League football next season; could Liverpool be the team for Edinson Cavani?

Any sale of the Uruguayan is going to cost big money. PSG just signed Cavani from Napoli last summer for £54m, the largest transfer fee in French football history. The Uruguayan was brought in as part of a “project” that club officials believe is on course to see them as European champions within the next few seasons. So, unless they have replacements in mind, they will be reluctant to sell a player who is so valued and under contract.

But as they say in soccer, “You never know. Anything can happen.”

About Peter Quinn

Although a college basketball coach for sixteen years on the NCAA Division I and II levels, Peter has been an avid football fan for more than half his life. He considers himself a student of coaching and team management. As well as coaching, Peter has spent time working in Sports Information at various colleges and universities. His articles on European football have been picked up by International Business Times UK and USA Today. Twitter: @CoachPeteQuinn
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12 Responses to Liverpool Could Be A Possible Destination For PSG’s Edinson Cavani

  1. N says:

    Do you all read your articles or check your material before publishing? I would bet that if you did, you would know that Lavezzi is from Argentina (that’s why he played in the WC final yesterday), and not a “fellow Uruguayan” like Cavani.

  2. throwbot says:

    pretty sure Lavezzi is Argentinean. At least he was for yesterday’s world cup final.

  3. Dean Stell says:

    If this pans out, it’s nice work by Liverpool…..and I say that as a United fan.

    They jettison the biggest pariah in soccer (Suarez) for a HUGE fee and replace him with someone who is almost as good, but without all the baggage.

    The way I look at it, Liverpool was too good of a club for a player like Suarez. He’s a great player, but he tainted them. If they can get this done, they’ll have a play who won’t be causing them embarrassment all the time. I mean, can you imagine having to be the PR department that has to write TWO releases in ~14 months about public BITING? Screw that. Cavani won’t do that. He’ll just play.

  4. Jack says:

    The thought of cavani in any teams shirt should make their fans physically sick. Hugely over rated player with no clear attributes that makes him desirable. This lad is average at best. A “replacement” for Suarez is laughable. Thanks but no thanks!

  5. Clampdown says:

    I hope not. I rather Rodgers and Ayre continue down the path they began two years ago, adding a lot of quality depth while not spending massively on one or two players. Another striker is needed, but there are still plenty of needs to be addressed, particularly left back.

    • Peter Quinn says:

      Great points. I like what Liverpool has done up until now. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if they jumped at this chance.

      Anyway, Sevilla’s manager appears to be a little nervous that he may lose Alberto Moreno.

      talkSPORT reported that he told Estadio Deportivo: “I see him as a Sevillista, and hopefully he will stay at Sevilla. We count on him, I hope to improve Alberto, he took a major leap and we have to work with him to help him to continue to improve.”

      “If something comes up during the transfer market we are prepared for any eventuality.”

      Moreno would be a solid left-back and one for Liverpool’s future.

      • Brian says:

        Moreno is a lot like Glen Johnson, great at going forward but average as a defender. Watched him in the Europa League final and in a Spain pre-world cup match and he didn’t impress. He was left out of the Spain squad as he was not deemed ready. He’s still young so he could improve but he won’t be first choice left back right now. Enrique is a better defender.

  6. Yespage says:

    While Cavani would be a great pickup, Sturridge not being in the same league? Sturridge scored 21 goals (in 29 appearances) last season in the EPL. I’m not certain how many goals the author would think Cavani would score to be that far outside of Sturridge’s league.

    I do agree with other comments, the defense is a major Liverpool weakness that needs to be addressed.

  7. Martin J. says:

    Cavani will struggle in the EPL. He needs time on the ball and in Italy and France players are given time on the ball which is why he has done very well in Italy and OK in France. Don’t see him doing well in the EPL were it’s physical and players get little time on the ball before being tackled hard. He reminds me of Jovetic of Manchester City. Terrific in Italy but average in the EPL.

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