Manchester United target finally hands in an official transfer request

One of Europe’s best strikers from the last decade has handed in a transfer request, boosting hopes at Manchester United.

Manchester United sold off Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan last summer but made no effort to replace him. The Belgium international is doing an incredible job at the San Siro and to the halfway point of the season, Marcus Rashford did fairly great whilst replacing the former Everton forward with some vital goals.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has to deal with the England international’s absence for a reported three months and has confessed that his side may be forced into looking at short-term options so as to cope without their talented youngster for the business end and inarguably the most important part of the campaign.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani was being monitored by the Red Devils since the last few weeks. The Uruguay international has been a colossal figure for the Ligue 1 champions since his arrival from Napoli a few years ago and has notched close to 200 goals for them in his career, making him one of Europe’s most lethal strikers in the period.

Sky Sports has now confirmed that the PSG ace has handed in a transfer request after Leonardo, the club’s sporting director said so following his side’s triumph against Lorient on Sunday evening. Leonardo also confirmed that so far only Atletico Madrid have made contact over a move for the striker, but their offer was deemed to be below expectations.

Reports had earlier claimed that the Parisians had set a price tag of 30 million euros on one of their all-time top scorers and that was something that put Manchester United off, given that Cavani would be available for free next season. But with a transfer request having been put forth, PSG’s demands may reduce in all probability.

Leonardo stated that he wants Cavani to stay at least until the summer, but he will respect the player’s stance. Edinson Cavani still seems to have all the quality in the world, but Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has preferred to use Mauro Icardi in the heart of his attack and for the right reasoning, looking at the Uruguayan’s age.

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Where do you see Cavani playing at following the end of this month’s transfer window?