Cavani ‘gamble’ questioned after ‘strange’ decision on Chelsea striker

Date published: Thursday 23rd January 2020 3:45

Tony Cascarino thinks signing Edinson Cavani would be a “gamble” for Chelsea and he can’t understand why Olivier Giroud has been “pushed aside”.

Giroud is entering the final six months of his contract at Chelsea with rumours he could leave this month, while Cavani has been linked with a loan move to Stamford Bridge.

When asked about the Cavani rumours, Cascarino told talkSPORT: “If you can get him, he’s available and he can come at the right price, yes.

“Cavani has scored unbelievable goals for PSG, he always gets chances, every time I’ve watched him he gets chances to score.

“You don’t want to bring in people who are going to unsettle it slightly, but, if it works for the club, yes it’s a really good deal.

“What we’re seeing in this market is that loan deals are more realistic than buying players at the moment.’

Cascarino added: “It would be a gamble [to sign Cavani]. ‘I think they can just move it around slightly.

“I’ve never quite understood why [Olivier] Giroud has been cast aside so quickly. He did brilliantly for Arsenal and he came to Chelsea, and he wasn’t the number one choice but then became the number one choice – and he leads the line for France.

“I think it’s strange that he’s been pushed aside. Tammy did really well and has become the number one, but he’s now had the dip every young player has, and Chelsea should have always prepared for that.”


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