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Arsenal ‘Working Hard’ On €70m Deal After Wenger Sanctions Move
Some interesting reports circulating today claiming that Arsenal are already working hard to try and thrash out a deal for unsettled striker Edinson Cavani.
Speculation has been intensifying that Cavani could leave Paris Saint-German as he’s unhappy at having to play out wide to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic through the middle.
The player himself admitted at the end of last season that he didn’t enjoy playing on the wing while his own team-mates recently said that the Uruguayan doesn’t seem content at the club.
Arsenal were linked with a move in the summer before manager Laurent Blanc convinced the 27-year-old to stay at the Parc des Prince with the promise that he would enjoy more playing time down the middle this season.
However, Cavani has continued to play the majority of his football out wide which has led to fresh reports the striker is looking for a move and the Express are reporting that Arsenal are already working hard on a deal to try and lure him to the Emirates in January.
The newspaper suggests that Arsene Wenger has sanctioned the move and Arsenal chiefs will now meet with PSG officials to discuss a deal that would cost us in the region of €70m (£55m).
Arsene recently admitted he’s a fan of Cavani’s and claimed that the player is not living up to his potential this season out on the wing:
“I really like the player, I like his attitude, but I think he plays a bit with the hand brake on.
“I feel that he is not expressing himself fully.”
So Wenger likes him and obviously Cavani would be a sensational signing but I personally have my doubts over how much truth there is behind these reports.
We signed Danny Welbeck in the summer, Olivier Giroud is close to signing a new deal and Arsene has already gone on record as saying that he sees Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott as strikers in the long-term, so I really don’t see the boss spending over £50m on another forward.
I’d happily be proved wrong, but only as long as we also bring in a defensive midfielder and a centre-back as those two positions should be prioritised ahead of another striker this winter.