According to a recent report by the Express, Chelsea are lining up a move to secure the services of Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain during this January transfer window. The same report goes on to claim that the Pensioners manager Maurizio Sarri is eager to solve his attacking woes by bringing the Uruguayan goal-scorer to Stamford Bridge in a deal reported to be in the region of £50m.
The 31-year-old has lit up the Ligue 1 with some outstanding performances during the course of this campaign. Cavani has found the back of the net on 13 occasions while creating four assists in 18 matches for PSG this season. His goal-scoring record at Parc des Princes has been exceptional ever since his move from Napoli in the summer of 2013.
There is no doubt that the Uruguayan international would be a fantastic addition to Maurizio Sarri’s frontline at the West London club. At 31, he has also managed to secure 109 international caps for the Uruguayan national side and 46 goals to his name for his country.
Cavani is an accomplished goal-getter and has proven his worth at the top level for many years. He is a poacher in front of the opposition goal and has a knack for being at the right place at the right time in the attacking end of the pitch. Moreover, he is versatile enough to play on the flanks and still be a major threat going forward.
The addition of a player of the Uruguayan’s talents will undoubtedly bolster Sarri’s attacking options significantly at Stamford Bridge. Both Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata have flattered to deceive in the colours of Chelsea this season. They have lacked confidence in front of goal which is one of the main reasons why the Pensioners are not realistic title contenders anymore.
If Sarri can somehow manage to get Eden Hazard firing on all cylinders, then the possibility of the Belgian talent linking up with Edinson Cavani is a mouth-watering one and could be a decisive factor in the race to secure UEFA Champions League football for the next season.
Chelsea needs to score more if they are to keep pushing for a top-four spot and the recent resurgence of Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s tutelage has not helped Sarri’s cause. Hence, Cavani could be the ideal solution to the Italian boss’ attacking concerns at Chelsea.