The constant speculation of Paris Saint Germain’s Edison Cavani potentially joining the Red Devils was exciting 3 months ago when we fans were still hopeful that they may be able to turn their season around.
Now however with them sitting in 7th position in the EPL and a spot in both the Champions League and Europa League next season looking highly unlikely, the main question here is why would any player, including the 27 year old Uruguayan international, want to join a team that is currently going through a huge transition?
Like Juan Mata, players find United alluring due to their rich history and the notion of wearing the famous Red Devils shirt that has for so long represented team spirit, ambition, hard work, and the will to win and succeed.
With the confirmation of Nemanja Vidic leaving for Inter Milan and the ongoing debate on whether or not Rio Ferdinand will retire at the end of the season, what United may need to be looking for is good handful of defenders more than anything else.
The debate on whether or not Manchester United really need Cavani remains to be seen. Although he would most definitely fit in well and playing time is all but guaranteed considering that United are looking to off load Kagawa and Nani this summer and Ryan Giggs has only a recurring playing role now and then.
If United provide the funds, Cavani may come. As with many players the thrill of playing in England has always been enticing and considering Cavani has played in Italy, France and Uruguay, moving to England may not be off the radar.
Cavani has always had an impressive goal scoring record regardless of which team he plays for and is currently in form scoring 22 goals in 37 games for the French champions.
After recently admitting his disapproval on playing wide rather than his preferred center position, all hope is not lost when it comes to whether Cavani will be a Red Devil next season or if Chelsea may get the upper hand in signing the talented Uruguayan.
With Paris Saint Germain running the show in Ligue 1, Man U will really have to persuade the striker to join. If they continue to win more games and salvage what is left of their dismal season then persuading the Uruguayan with the big bucks may not be as difficult after all.