Following the premature retirement of Sergio Aguero, Barcelona are now targeting Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani. The former Napoli and PSG attacker is 34 and only has 1 goal this campaign, but with Barcelona cash-strapped, he has become a serious option for the Catalans. Their Erling Haaland dream looks to be nothing more than a dream with Mino Raiola looking for gigantic sums. According to Gerard Romeo, Barcelona want to offer the Uruguayan legend a one-and-a-half-year deal. Despite a brilliant 2020/2021 campaign where he became indispensable and helped the red devils qualify for the UEFA Champions League, injuries have kept him on the sidelines. There is also no sign that new manager Raf Rangnick plans to use him the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did.
Cavani is one of the best strikers of his generation. PSG’s all-time top scorer with 200 goals despite playing a lot on the flanks. He has over 400 career goals and Barcelona want to milk the last ounce of his talent before he retires. His contract ends this summer and Joan Laporta will propose an offer to bring him to the Camp Nou where they have had major success with another Uruguayan striker named Luis Suarez. Luuk De Jong has looked incredibly poor (as expected) since arriving from Sevilla. Xavi and Barcelona need an out-and-out striker in that position with Memphis Depay looking out of place there. While they should be looking at younger fresher options, they will have to make do with an option like Cavani right now. They are also maintaining their interest in Ferran Torres but a deal is not yet in place.