Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has emerged as a target for Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona. Spanish newspaper Marca revealed that experienced Manchester United attacker Cavani is one of three big Barcelona targets ahead of the winter transfer window in January.
Apart from Manchester United star Cavani, Chelsea forward Timo Werner and Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling are also said to beon the radar of the Catalan giants.
Marca says that new Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez wants to improve his forward options as he begins the difficult task of getting Barcelona back to the top of European football and that the previously mentioned Premier League trio are under consideration.
Uruguayan international Cavani signed for Manchester United as a free agent at the start of last season. He became a free agent after his contract with French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) came to an end. Cavani signed a one-year deal with the option of an extra year when he signed for the Red Devils. After an impressive first season, Manchester United activated the option of an extra year to ensure that he would still be at the club for this season.
For German international Werner, he’s in his second season at Chelsea following the big money move from German Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig. He didn’t meet the expectations of fans in his debut season at Chelsea, but it looked like things were improving for him before he suffered an injury setback during the Champions League clash with Swedish team Malmo FF last month. Werner sustained a hamstring problem during the game.
Manchester City attacker Sterling has been linked with a move away from the Premier League team after losing his place in the starting XI. He is said to be a target for Barcelona. Apart from Barcelona, the England international has also been linked with other teams such as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.