Real Madrid is showing an early interest in signing former Paris Saint-Germain forward and current free agent Edinson Cavani, according to a report from the Italian-based outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport).
The reigning La Liga champions are keen on bringing in a quality backup forward over the current transfer window. Real Madrid was not relatively pleased with the performances of backup forwards Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz this past season. Jovic was one of Real’s top signings last summer but has since failed to meet expectations, logging a mere two goals over 27 appearances in all competitions. Diaz did not provide much of a spark either last season, with one goal over seven appearances.
Cavani is still on the lookout for a new club following his fallout with Primeira Liga side S.L. Benfica. The Portuguese club ended its pursuit of Cavani last week after deciding not to meet the Uruguayan’s hefty wage demands. The Uruguayan forward remains a free agent with the ability to sign with any team without a transfer fee having to be posted to acquire him.
Cavani has never played in La Liga, so Real Madrid could be an intriguing option for him at this stage in his career.
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