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Barcelona linked with a move for Edinson Cavani

The attack remains the key area for Barcelona to address in the next couple of transfer windows.

The reports in England suggested that Barcelona are linked with a move for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguay international joined United from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in October 2020. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.

In total, he has scored 17 goals and supplied 6 assists from 41 Manchester United matches.

Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani

The 34-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Uruguay. His record for Uruguay is also impressive. Cavani has scored 53 goals in 123 matches for Uruguay at senior level.

The Uruguay international is believed to be available for transfer, with the president Joan Laporta now keen to bring him to Barcelona.

Laporta wants to sign a new striker and Cavani is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The Uruguay international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Laporta wants to target in the winter transfer window.


The Spanish giants are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

Cavani is a traditional number nine, having all types of finishes in his locker. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Barcelona plan a January move for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani. The Daily Star says the Catalan giants are a club in crisis at the moment and trail La Liga leaders and Clasico rivals Real Madrid by seven points, albeit having played one match less. Manager Ronald Koeman is expected to be axed in the near future with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and club legend Xavi Hernandez the two choice candidates to replace the Dutchman. Yet despite the precarious nature of Koeman’s future, the Barca board are said to be putting plans in place for the winter window to try and improve the team’s fortunes. And United’s Cavani is said to have emerged as a target given he has taken on a role of lesser importance at Old Trafford this term due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s return. Barca have identified Cavani as an option to lead their line with the centre-forward said to be unsettled in Manchester with Ronaldo usurping him as the first-choice striker.”


Barca will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Cavani to join the club.

If Barcelona can agree on a fee with United, the deal should be easy to complete.

Good signing for Barcelona?

If Cavani is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Barcelona.

A move to Barca is exactly what Cavani needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.

A striker of Cavani’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Barcelona squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Barcelona’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Barcelona come calling for Cavani this winter.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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