Edinson Cavani currently is enjoying a great season netting six goals in ten Ligue 1 matches. The most recent report linking the Uruguayan front man is coming from Arsenal. However recent quotes coming from Edinson himself paints a picture of admiration the Uruguayan has for Napoli itself. “Napoli? Why not? Here in Paris, I always watch Napoli on TV.”
Will Cavani return to Italy? As Cavani mentions in the same interview, “For us players the future is unpredictable;” and with his current form now Cavani’s value has to be increasing after every stellar performance he puts in for the Parisiens. As Edinson “El Matador” Cavani’s value increases, the financial situation in Italy and Serie A crumbles slowly.
Edinson’s future in fact more than likely will be in both his feet and Sporting Director of Paris Saint-Germain’s hands. Football is also a business and money still talks when it comes to football and business today, just ask Fabian Delph. Meaning the club who is willing to shell out the most money for the forward will more than likely “get their man.”
Spain, teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona are always fishing for new players to add to their extensive rosters. Since Real Madrid offloaded Gonzalo Higuain coincidently to Napoli, the Merengues have been looking to add one more attacking option besides Karim Benzema to their squad. One thing is for sure Edinson’s “el Matador” nickname will definitely work well in Spain’s La Liga.
PSG have stated they will entertain bids in January for El Matador and Arsenal are deliberating the current £45 million price tag for the Uruguayan’s services. Teams in Italy have not shelled out that kind of money for any player in nearly a decade. The chances that a player of Cavani’s caliber returning to Italy in January is very slim considering the financial difficulties plaguing Italy today.
Edinson may return to Italy’s Serie A perhaps in the dying stages of his career after that pivotal age of 30, since he currently is 28. If Paris sells in January it will be at a profit. Only a certain echelon of teams fit that criteria currently to afford that fee and among them only Juventus could possibly sustain the fee for Edinson in January. With Juventus’ current form in Serie A El Matador could be perfect for them to jumpstart their very lackluster start to their quest to retain the Scudetto for a fifth year in row.
The Teams that could afford Cavani and where he could potentially thrive at: Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Juventus. Clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich more than sure can afford Cavani but he would be considered superfluous and excess to their attacking options already.