Manchester United legend Robin Van Persie has backed the club’s pursuit of Edinson Cavani who plays his club football for French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Robin Van Persie told SportBible that Edinson Cavani has shown that he’s a regular and consistent goalscorer for both club and country for the best part of the last decade.
Edinson Cavani has scored regularly for the Uruguayan national team over the last decade in addition to clubs like Palermo, Napoli and PSG.
He has scored 200 goals for his club PSG thus making him the leading goalscorer in the history of the club ahead of AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Edinson Cavani tried to leave PSG in the January transfer window but the French capital club wanted him to stay until the summer as they fight for major honours in four competitions namely the French League Cup, French Cup, Champions League and the French Ligue 1.
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He has few months left on his PSG contract which gives him around £360,000 on a weekly basis.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid were all interested in him though PSG only received bids from one club and that was Spanish club Atletico Madrid.
They had some bids rejected by PSG who wanted more money for the player despite the fact that he has few months left on his contract.
Robin Van Persie believes that Edinson Cavani will make a big impact at Manchester United if the club can secure his free transfer signing in the summer.
The former Dutch international knows all about making a big impact at Old Trafford after he fired the Red Devils to their last Premier League title.
Van Persie had controversially joined Manchester United from Arsenal in a £24m deal in the summer of 2012 and he went on to score 26 league goals to propel his new team to the title in his first season.