Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly keen on signing an experienced striker on the cheap. And according to a report, Man United centre-forward Edinson Cavani is emerging as a leading candidate for that role after Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was also considered, as well as Radamel Falcao.
Edinson has shone at Man United but now seems likely to see less game time this season after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus. This could mean that Cavani is a realistic target for Real Madrid, and it looks Perez believes there may be some opportunity of getting that deal done.
Los Blancos now view the signing of Edinson as more realistic than Aubameyang or Falcao, and that the club could try again for the deal after first considering it in the summer. Some Man United supporters may well be disappointed as the Uruguay international has proven a fine signing for the club since his move from PSG last year.
The Gunners fans, meanwhile, will surely be relieved that Aubameyang is no longer a priority for Real Madrid, with the Gabon international likely to be hugely important for Arsenal this campaign, even if he has been through a bit of a dip in form recently.