Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani to leave for FC Barcelona

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Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has reportedly agreed to join FC Barcelona.

Edinson’s contract with Manchester United will end after 6 months. It is likely that the 34-year-old will leave because the club is already looking for alternatives.

According to Marca, Edinson Cavani has chosen to join FC Barcelona instead of Boca Juniors. 

Cavani has had a good run with Manchester United scoring 18 goals in 46 appearances. However since Ronaldo has arrived, the Uruguayan has lost his starting XI spot. 

On the other hand, Barcelona is looking for a striker, a replacement for Sergio Aguero following his retirement.

How can Cavani help solve the problems created by Barcelona’s management?

FC Barcelona is currently in the worst goal scoring form in the history of the club.

 The club’s horrible management under Bartomeu and the previous board has created many issues. The old board decided to let go of Suarez stating that he was too old. Just months later, they signed ageing Luuk De Jong who is ineffective and they also signed Depay.

Barcelona sold Suarez to Atletico Madrid for a minute transfer fee and the Uruguayan performed well there. He scored 21 goals in the league with his team winning the title as well. 

The Catalans realised their mistake but as of now they only have Brathwaite, Depay and Luuk De Jong available. Both Brathwaite and Luuk are not worthy to be at the club and are likely to leave. Depay on the other hand is a winger, not a striker. 

Hence it is possible that the likes of a consistent and clinical striker, Cavani can play at the centre. Barca certainly has many creative players within their squad. The likes of Pedri and Gavi are currently one of the best midfielders in the world. 

Cavani operates just like a traditional number 9 and is very skilled at making off the ball runs and curved runs. Edinson is also a great aerial threat and barely wastes any chance to score goals. The Uruguayan is very clinical and can help solve the goal-scoring drought at FC Barcelona for now.

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