Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd to replace Cavani with €140m-rated striker

Date published: Wednesday 11th November 2020 10:19

Maxi Gomez

Manchester United are plotting a South American striker raid in January, while Leeds are preparing to go back in for an exciting midfielder – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.

 

MAN UTD PREPARE STRIKER MOVE

Manchester United are readying a January move for Valencia striker Maxi Gomez to replace Edinson Cavani, according to a report.

Cavani moved to Old Trafford on deadline day in October, after over three months as a free agent. The Uruguayan has made five appearances so far, scoring his first goal against Everton on Saturday.

However, the 33-year-old only joined on a one year deal and, despite the 12-month extension option in his contract, Cavani is not a long-term signing for the Red Devils.

Indeed, United had targeted a move for Jadon Sancho for several months. But after failing to agree a transfer, Cavani was seemingly their last resort.

Despite the continued potential of a move for Sancho, however, Todofichajes claims that Gomez is on United’s radar.

Cavani’s fellow Uruguayan has reportedly dreamed of a move to Old Trafford since his Celta Vigo days.

The 24-year-old moved across Spain from Celta last summer, scoring 10 goals and assisting four others in 43 matches in his debut campaign.

Maxi Gomez

Todofichajes adds that there is a real chance of Gomez leaving, given Valencia’s financial problems. The LaLiga side sold Ferran Torres and Rodrigo in the summer but still face hardship.

Despite those issues, the price of a deal for Gomez remains unclear.

The striker reportedly has a €140million (£120million) release clause in his contract but Valencia, even with their current struggles, would not accept an offer of €50million (£44million).

In any case, the plan at United is to bring Gomez in and allow him to fill Cavani’s space when the forward leaves, with a South American club linked with a move.

 


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