Edinson Cavani holds all the cards when it comes to his future in football.
With 200 goals, Cavani is Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time leading scorer but his time in the French capital is winding down as the 33-year-old’s current contract expires on June 30.
There have been reports that Cavani could be retained by the newly crowned Ligue 1 champions but nothing has materialized as of yet and considering he was close to leaving last January for Atlético Madrid, my bet is that this is El Matador‘s last season with PSG especially if Mauro Icardi is retained.
So, what’s next for Cavani? There’s no shortage of clubs interested in the Uruguayan international. He’s been linked with a move back to South America to play for Boca Juniors and a return to Serie A with Napoli has been suggested as well.
While I think those are definitely options worth considering, I believe Cavani’s next move will be to the Premier League where Manchester United and Newcastle United FC appear to be the frontrunners to sign him when the summer (or fall?) transfer window opens up.
Having watched Cavani the past few seasons, it is my opinion that a move to Newcastle makes the most sense but only if the Saudi Arabia-funded takeover goes through. Otherwise, the club won’t have enough money to pay the wages Cavani would demand.
Assuming everything with Newcastle goes to plan and they can be major players in the transfer window, Cavani makes sense for a lot of reasons. Continue reading…