Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani wants to join Barcelona as a free agent next summer.
Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival last summer, Cavani has been a sporadic fixture in Man United’s starting XI this season. This season, the 34-year-old has only appeared in 12 matches for the Manchester side, scoring two goals on all fronts.
The Uruguayan attacker, whose contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season, is said to be hoping for a move to the Catalan club later this year.
The Salto-born talent has made a lot of his league appearances as a substitute which could be why he is only averaging 1.8 shots, 0.3 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League football. However, he deserves credit for linking up play well with others around him in the final third after making 77.2% of his attempted passes in league football. (Stats)
However, time is catching up with Cavani’s game, so he won’t be a long-term solution to Barcelona’s goal-scoring difficulties at the Nou Camp.
Xavi, on the other hand, would be wise to find a method to bring the Uruguayan star on board when he becomes a free agent at the end of this season. He will be a low-risk, short-term signing for the Catalan club, and he might help them win a title or two in the future seasons.
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