According to Marca, Edinson Cavani is considering moving to Spain, where he might team up with a former Manchester United striker.
The Uruguayan is just one of several unwanted stars who will be departing Manchester United this summer as free agents. Cavani had a fantastic first season at Old Trafford but had trouble with his form.
His disappointing second season made it unlikely that he would receive a new deal. However, a fresh challenge at the club level looms with the World Cup just around the corner with Cavani still very much in Uruguay’s plans.
Atletico Madrid was initially about to offer a deal to Cavani. But he has apparently offered himself to Rayo Vallecano, another Spanish club.
Unsurprisingly, his wages are the major stumbling block. He allegedly wants to be paid €4 million a year. That comes to about £66,000 every week, which is more than Rayo Vallecano can now afford.
Should a solution be reached by either party, Radamel Falcao and Cavani might team-up. The 36-year-old Colombian, who formerly played for Galatasaray, joined Vallecano last summer.
He took Chelsea and United on loan to test the waters in the Premier League. He failed miserably on both occasions, scoring just five goals in a combined 41 appearances. Anyhow, it would be interesting to watch a Cavani-Falcao partnership.
Cavani has long been rumoured to want to finish his playing career in South America. The forward scored 17 goals in the 2020–21 season, demonstrating that he is still capable of producing at a high level.
Cavani might believe he has enough energy to compete in a more difficult European league. A move to LaLiga has appeal if he or Rayo are willing to compromise.