PSG interest in Man Utd striker ‘very real’ as they eye Cavani replacement

Date published: Friday 14th August 2020 9:44

Edinson Cavani PSG Man Utd

Paris Saint-Germain are looking to bring Man Utd loan star Odion Ighalo to France this summer as they look to replace Edinson Cavani, according to reports.

Eyebrows were raised when the former Watford striker made his deadline day switch from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in January, but the 31-year-old quickly made an impression at Old Trafford.

Ighalo scored four goals in eight appearances for the club he supported since childhood, only for the coronavirus suspension in England to take the season well beyond the loan deal’s May 31 expiration.


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In June, Ighalo extended his loan deal at Man Utd until January 2021, scoring one goal after the Premier League restart as Man Utd finished third in the Premier League.

And now the Nigerian is attracting interest from elsewhere with FootMercato claiming that ‘first contacts have been made’ by PSG as they look to replace Cavani.

The Uruguayan has reportedly agreed a free transfer to Benfica after being linked with English sides Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Ighalo is now on PSG’s shortlist with the striker fitting the ‘profile’ they are looking for, while he comes with an ‘affordable transfer fee’.

The report adds that ‘the first concrete sign of interest is very real’ but Ighalo is not ‘the only offensive track dug by PSG’.

 

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