Manchester United are ready to make the loan deal of Radamel Falcao permanent in the summer as they want to use him as a bait to sign Edinson Cavani from French champions PSG.
Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco on one year loan in a deal worth 8 million pounds. However, the Colombian international’s time at the Old Trafford club is continuously disrupted by injury problems and Louis van Gaal is not in mood to keep him for another season.
The failure of Radamel Falcao to match the expectations of Louis van Gaal has forced Manchester United to look elsewhere in the market. Ed Woodward and his team is tracking host of strikers across Europe and Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint Germain is on top of their wishlist.
There is a cold war going on at Paris Saint Germain between Zlatan Ibrahimivic and Edinson Cavani at the moment and it is almost guaranteed now that either of the two will leave the club in July.
Meanwhile, reports coming from France and England have also confirmed the plans of Manchester United to swap Cavani with Falcao. French paper L’Equipe believe that Manchester United will pay out the £43m transfer fee they agreed as terms of Radamel Falcao’s loan move and then swap him with Edinson Cavani.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has already warned Radamel Falcao to show his true worth to the club by improving his performance levels.
Speaking about the below average performances of Falcao so far, Louis van Gaal had said earlier this week that: “He has to prove himself, that we have agreed. We have made this deal and everything is clear and it is not the end of the year so he has the chance for that.
“If a player costs £95m or £5,000 it’s not any difference for me. You have to prove yourself. A player of £95m has to prove himself also.”
The situation of Edinson Cavani is also quite similar to that of Radamel Falcao. The Uruguay international is being forced to change his natural position for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the striker is not at all happy with this.
Cavani has already complained about this to Laurent Blanc but the coach continues to trust Ibrahimovic more than the Uruguayan. This tactic of the coach has left Cavani frustrated with Laurent Blanc and he is now considering his options.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are also interested in signing Cavani. Arsene Wenger is keeping a tab on the situation of Cavani for quite a while now and he is certain to make a move for him in July.
Manchester United will have to beat the competition of Arsenal if they want to succeed in their chase of Cavani.