According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani favours a move to Atletico Madrid despite Manchester United enquiring about the player.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add more firepower to his squad following the injury to Marcus Rashford. Despite United launching an enquiry about the player, however, the Uruguayan hitman still favours a move to Atletico.
The Red Devils were reportedly troubled by Cavani’s salary and his injury record – they were not completely sold on the prospect of bringing him in.
And that has only helped pave the way for Cavani to move to La Liga instead.
Atletico Madrid are currently in something of a crisis. They have lost three out of their last four games, drawing the final one against Leganes in La Liga. Along the way, they were also knocked out of Copa del Rey by lower league opposition, Leonesa.
It seems that Simeone really needs quality reinforcements and a lethal finisher inside the box – Atletico have scored just 22 goals this season in La Liga, the same amount as 17th-place Mallorca.
The 6ft striker could very well be the solution despite falling out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain, only tallying 330 minutes in Ligue 1. Cavani is still a prolific striker and his career record of 198 goals for PSG and 104 for Napoli proves that.
This is one transfer Atletico Madrid will have to ensure goes through if they are to get back to winning ways as soon as possible.