Manchester United will only let Robin van Persie leave if we can secure Paris St Germain’s Edison Cavani as a direct replacement, according to The Mirror.
Rumours linking Van Persie with a move away from Old Trafford are going to continue all summer and despite his £58 million price tag, Cavani is reportedly being lined up as his replacement.
Cavani was first linked with Manchester United in January when Fergie conacted Laurent Blanc about his availability and the rumours have grown out of that.
A striker of Cavani’s stature would fit into any team but United need reinforcement in other areas, not with a £58 million striker. Even if Van Persie was to leave, we already have a ready made replacement in Danny Welbeck who could step into his shoes and grow into the role like he has done with his limited appearances this year.
Uruguayan coach Pablo Correa has also warned Cavani that he feels a move away from Paris St Germain would be detrimental for him.
“It would be a bad idea for him [Cavani] to go,” he said.
“I’m hearing it said that he’s unhappy at PSG but Cavani doesn’t have an arrogant or egocentric personality like some big stars. The proof is that he’s very quickly adapted to [PSG manager] Laurent Blanc’s system.”
That being said, United signed Van Persie when we did not need a striker and that worked out quite nicely, is the same thing going to happen with Cavani?