Why Everton Should Sign PSG’s Edinson Cavani To Solve Their Goalscoring Woes
A point against a struggling Crystal Palace side at the weekend has pushed Everton to 16th place in the PL points table, as the Toffees look to bounce back after a disastrous start to the campaign. Dutchman Ronald Koeman had to be shown the door after the failures earlier in the season and David Unsworth, the interim manager at the club, has not shown too much of a change in the club’s fortunes.
The Merseyside club are hoping to fight for a place in Europe, which may yet not be beyond them, but they will need a genuinely world-class signing to make sure that they compete with the best in the near future.
The loss of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United in the summer has taken the sting out of the team and Koeman failed to address the issue in the summer. Unsworth wants to make it right and is looking at a number of star players to add to his squad, and one shocking name that has been doing the rounds is PSG star Edinson Cavani.
Having recently scored his 100th Ligue 1 goal, the Uruguayan international is playing alongside some of the best players in the world of football at the moment and it is hard to see how he can be persuaded to join a struggling team in England.
However, his spat with summer-buy Neymar Jr may yet push him out of the club and there are very few clubs in Europe that can give him as much importance in the squad as Everton can at the moment.
With 19 goals and 2 assists in 17 games in all competitions, Cavani is one of the most productive players so far this season, thanks to the help from the likes of Neymar and Mbappe. However, he does have an impressive record without them too.
Known for his sensational finishing abilities, the £40.5m rated Cavani is perfectly described as a fox-in-the-box striker, ready to capitalise on any mistake from the opponents. He can score from different angles and ranges. His energy and effort on the field only make him even more effective.
He has 112 Serie A goals, 103 Ligue 1 goals, 29 UCL goals and 40 international goals and is a real poacher that any of the top clubs in Europe will love to have in their side. He is one of the few players in Europe, that can immediately solve Everton’s problems in front of goal this season.
At 30, he may not be a long-term option but Cavani is definitely one of the best players Everton can sign, to lead their attack.
The likes of Sandro Ramirez and Wayne Rooney along with Oumar Niasse have not given the club enough goals – just 12 in 12 games in the league so far. Cavani is sure to rectify this and would be a worthy investment. However, the toughest job for Everton will be to persuade him to join them, as they are struggling in the bottom half of the PL table. Would Cavani quit a club with chances of winning the Champions League to join a club who are fighting for survival? The chances are really less.