Speaking to talkSPORT (via West Ham Zone), former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has dropped a West Ham United transfer claim involving Manchester United star Edinson Cavani.
The Lowdown: West Ham in striker hunt…
Since the beginning of the year, West Ham have been on the lookout for a capable back up and alternative to star frontman Michail Antonio.
Manager David Moyes even confirmed his desperation to bring a new striker to east London over the summer, but after looking, West Ham were unable to bring in a suitable option.
As such, with January just under three months away, all eyes will be on whether the Scotsman finally ends West Ham’s long and drawn out search for another forward.
The Latest: Parlour suggests Cavani…
Speaking to talkSPORT (via West Ham Zone), ex-Premier League star Parlour has claimed that West Ham could make a swoop for Cavani given his current situation at Old Trafford.
The Uruguayan has featured just three times for United so far this season, owing to the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and fitness issues, with his contract expiring in 2022.
Now, in a debate with Alan Brazil live on air, Parlour has mooted a possible swoop from West Ham.
“If he did move on in January, Cavani, and said ‘I’m not happy, I want to play football’, would West Ham come in for Cavani?”, he asked.
“I would worry about the wages,” Alan Brazil replied.
Parlour: “Wages won’t be a problem for West Ham.”
The Verdict: Short term snip…
Amassing an incredible 358 goals over a long-winded career, Cavani certainly has experience in finding the net and could come as a prolific short term option for Moyes.
United could be eager to make some form of profit off the 34-year-old this January so it isn’t out of the question they could consider selling, either.
Gary Neville has also been vocal in his praise for the former Paris-Saint Germain forward, calling Cavani ‘absolutely sensational’ on Sky Sports (via The Metro).
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