Arsenal Prepare Huge Bid for Edinson Cavani


Edinson Cavani could join Premier League club Arsenal for upwards of $85m.

In the past decade it has become clear that the best way to win titles is opening up your cheque book and scribbling in a few zeros. The Arsenal head man, Arsene Wenger, has joined his rivals in this game the past few transfer windows and appears ready to make another headline move.

The London-based club is now after Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani. Paris St. Germain have priced their long-haired forward at 68 million dollars, but Arsenal will likely have to pay much more to secure his signature.

In fact reports are saying that the Gunners are ready to offer 85 million dollars for Cavani, which is only 10 million dollars short of what they have already spent this window.

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According to Spanish journalist Kike Marin, Wenger is looking to throw big money at the reigning French champions in hopes that their interest in Real Madrid’s Angel DiMaria will force their hand.

No one is better at spending ludicrous amounts of money than PSG, who spent 67 million dollars on the pseudo defender David Luiz. However, due to Financial Fair Play regulations they cannot spend the amount of money that Real Madrid are asking for the speedy Argentine midfielder. A deal with Arsenal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s side kick would certainly allow the Parisians to secure Di Maria.

The 27-year-old Cavani would certainly be the big name striker that Gunners fans have waited for. In three season with the Italian side Napoli, the six-foot-two striker scored 78 times which earned him a transfer to PSG for  86 million dollars. Making him the most expensive transfer in French soccer.

Despite having a relatively poor World Cup in Brazil, Cavani managed to net 16 goals in the French capital last season. Cavani has stated that he desires to stay in France this summer, but Arsenal could tempt him to reconsider. Cavani is the opening act for the pony-tailed Ibrahimovic who has forced him out wide as he occupies the lone striker role.

But how can Wenger justify spending the big bucks on Cavani, which would put the club at nearly 180 million dollars spent this transfer window? Easily. Their current number one striker Olivier Giroud has done well at the Emirates, but his drop off in form at the end of last season cost Arsenal vital points down the stretch.

With so much talent in the midfield, Wenger sees Cavani as a perfect lone forward for them to target.  Who could blame him? Thoughts of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey feeding masterfully crafted passes into the big Uruguayan would certainly keep opposing managers up at night.  In fact, if Arsenal can complete this signing I think it would be fair to consider them serious title contenders.