The Daily Star reports that Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani in the January transfer window.
The 34-year-old is contracted to the Red Devils until the summer of 2022 after a one-year extension, having only played in the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. after recovering from injury
According to media reports, the good Dane revealed that “Chao Boonthum” is interested in bringing Cavani to the team. That will be during the January market to add players who have experience in the offensive line for the team. By looking at the Uruguay national team striker as a qualified player.
The report added that Cavani would also be interested in joining the Nou Camp. But it would only be a short term until the end of the season if the transfer was real.
For Cavani has 17 goals and 6 assists in 39 games in all competitions for United.
Barcelona are interested in Edinson Cavani for the January transfer window
They were linked with Cavani before the deadline but decided against it. If they were interested this time around, a deal looks complicated. Cavani is on high wages with the Red Devils and Barcelona cannot pay what he’s currently earning.
Cavani is making €15 million and any sort of agreement between the two sides. We would see Manchester United paying part of those wages.
Barcelona has plenty of forwards but are rather thin when it comes to strikers. De Jong has started a couple of games but when he’s not on the pitch. Memphis is the one who has played through the middle.
The last thing Barcelona need is another aging player on the squad, eating up a large chunk of their wage bill. Ansu Fati made his return over the weekend and could be an alternative to De Jong. Sergio Aguero is also making his way back from injury and it would be no surprise if he becomes the starter upon his return.