Woodward offered advice over Man Utd-Cavani deal

Lewis Oldham
Man Utd Cavani

Man Utd Chief Executive Ed Woodward has been advised to make a move for former PSG forward Edison Cavani.

Cavani had been with PSG since 2013, as he joined from Serie A side, Napoli. The striker had a remarkable goal-scoring record for the French side.

Over his seven years at the club, he featured in 301 games in all competitions, and he scored 200 goals.

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The 33-year-old departed the French club in the summer as his contract with them expired.

He is yet to join a new club, and he has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.

The Red Devils have been linked with a number of attacking players this summer. But they are yet to get any of them through the door.

Cavani is one player to be linked with United. talkSPORT are reporting that they have opened talks to sign the forward.

ESPN transfer expert Gabriele Marcotti has now urged United not to be put off by Cavani’s wage demands when discussing a potential deal:

“What bugs me about Cavani is, and unfortunately we in the media are guilty of this because we talk to someone and we pair up whatever they say, and they’re like ‘oh Cavani’s wages are too high’.

“Cavani’s wages, let me remind everybody, Cavani’s wages are zero right now. Cavani makes nothing, okay. So you can go and negotiate with him. Was he making a ton of money before? Yes, absolutely.

“It doesn’t mean you have to go and give him that same money now. So if you think he’s the right guy and you can give him a year plus an option if he plays certain minutes or whatever.

“You can do things to protect yourself for this one season while you go and pursue your longer-term targets. I think that is a really difficult thing for me to understand.

“Like I said though, I’m giving Ed [Woodward] and United the benefit of the doubt until 11 pm BST [on Monday].”