Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were teammates at Paris Saint-Germain from 2013 to 2016 and in that span, both players reached the top of the club’s all-time scoring list.
It was an exciting time in Paris but not one without drama as we’re all accustomed to being PSG supporters. The relationship between Cavani and Ibrahimovic was always thought to be contentious because the Big Swede was the preferred striker and El Matador had to adapt to being a wing player.
In an interview reported by Goal, Cavani made it clear he didn’t have an issue with Ibrahimovic but deep down you wonder how he really felt about being pushed outside of his natural position while in his prime.
If recent reports are to be believed, Cavani and Ibrahimovic could reunite in the Premier League later this season.
According to the Daily Mail, Ibrahimovic could be on his way to Manchester United on a free transfer after his contract with LA Galaxy runs out at the end of 2019. He previously played at Old Trafford from 2016 to 2018 before leaving for Major League Soccer.
Cavani is also rumored to be of interest to the Red Devils, per 90min, and could join them as early as January if they feel the need to act quickly and sign the Uruguayan before he reaches the open market next summer when his contract with PSG runs out.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is in desperate need of attacking options and experience. In Cavani and Ibrahimovic, he would get both. PSG’s price tag for Cavani should be affordable for United and only Zlatan’s wages would need to be negotiated.
Lack of UEFA Champions League football will also limit Manchester United’s ability to sign top-tier attacking talent. January is always a tough window to pull off a major signing but to me, picking up Ibrahimovic and Cavani seems doable if they, in fact, want to move in that direction.
The idea isn’t as far-fetched as it seems on the surface and if nothing else, it will make the Red Devils must-see TV for the remainder of the season for every PSG supporter.
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