Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills has suggested that Edinson Cavani would be a brilliant signing for Tottenham Hotspur if they could pull it off.
The 32-year-old hasn’t featured too often for Paris Saint Germain this season, starting just four times in Ligue 1 (Transfermarkt) due to injuries and falling behind Mauro Icardi in the pecking order.
PSG sporting director recently admitted that the Uruguayan international has asked to leave the club, with Atletico Madrid making an approach for him (BBC Sport). But Mills believes that Spurs should go all out to try and sign the striker as they look to find cover for the injured Harry Kane, who will be out until at least April (tottenhamhotspur.com).
When asked if Tottenham should make a move for Cavani now that he has officially submitted a transfer request, Mills told Football Insider: “Yeah, Mourinho has always loved a strong, powerful, centre-forward of that ilk, you know what you’re going to get from Cavani.
“He’s got pace, power and goals in him. He’s almost the typical Mourinho forward, even if it’s only for the short-term, a year, 18 months, two years. If Tottenham could pull that off, it would be a fabulous coup.”
Mills certainly has a point here. As far as short-term fixes go when it comes to replacing Kane, signing Cavani looks the perfect solution on paper.
He is a player with a great pedigree, who has been scoring goals at the highest level for club and country for years. Indeed, since arriving in Europe in 2007, he has scored a total of 339 goals in just 548 appearances for Palermo, Napoli and PSG (Transfermarkt) whilst he has also netted 50 times for Uruguay in 116 caps (Transfermarkt).
He could, therefore, slot straight in for Kane and hit the ground running if he joined Spurs, filling what is a huge void. Whilst he may be 32-years-old, it would only be a short-term fix as already mentioned so that isn’t really a problem as once he is fit, Kane is highly likely to return to the side anyway.
It would also not be a huge transfer fee either, with ESPN reporting that PSG would only want €20 million (£17m) for the striker’s services which is certainly affordable for Tottenham. Put simply, this potential signing just about ticks all the boxes.
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