Real Madrid have been linked with a switch for Edinson Cavani. He could be exactly what the defending La Liga champions need.
Real Madrid kicked off their La Liga campaign with a 0-0 draw at the Reale Arena on Sunday. After a respectable performance by the defenders and midfielders, those in the final third were unable to make their mark in the 90 minutes and questions were asked about why a goal-scorer like Luka Jovic was not brought on from the bench.
Zidane remained tight-lipped about all questions regarding the Serbia international but with only two goals to his name from last season, it does look like he is still unsettled and not amongst the highest rankings in his manager’s pecking order. Having said that, the club does need a striker to accompany Karim Benzema in the goals, whether it is Jovic or someone else.
Marca reports that Edinson Cavani has offered himself to the Whites after seeing himself become a free agent. Paris Saint-Germain decided against renewing the Uruguay international’s contract and despite being linked with moves to the likes of Atletico Madrid, Benfica and Juventus all on the cards in the past, he still remains without a club.
Cavani left PSG as their all-time top goal-scorer and despite being 33, he still has the acumen to get amongst the goals. His salary of 9 million euros is not much for a club of Real Madrid’s calibre and more so because they will save on a considerable cost while landing the ex-Napoli marksman for absolutely free.
He promises to be an incredible addition to Los Blancos’ squad. Cavani is currently not in a bargaining position to demand a crucial role and that is something that would swing the balance in Madrid’s favour. Benzema certainly does not deserve to be benched right now, but he desperately needs a player who can ease the load off him, especially in circumstances like the most recent one.
Edinson Cavani is a poacher in the box and can finish with both feet as well as his head. His lack of involvement in the overall gameplay, especially the build-up process, makes him an equally large threat in a system of two strikers and even distinctly so next to someone as creative and generous as Karim Benzema.
For the time being, Real Madrid are exploring the offer made to them and have two more weeks to decide whether Cavani would be a part of their roster or not. If they do sign the striker, it will result in Jovic’s departure and Mariano, as well as Mayoral, could join the former Eintracht Frankfurt man in pursuing a departure.
Do you think Cavani is the right fit for Real Madrid?