Please Wait . . .

Cavani backed to be Manchester United’s new Ibrahimovic as Cole welcomes links to proven striker
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
05-Oct-2020, 04:13 pm

Cavani backed to be Manchester United’s new Ibrahimovic as Cole welcomes links to proven striker


Edinson Cavani Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Edinson Cavani has the potential to be Manchester United’s new Zlatan Ibrahimovic, says Andy Cole, with the experienced striker a risk worth taking for the Red Devils.

La Liga giants Atletico Madrid appeared to be leading the chase for his signature at one stage, with an offer on the table, but no agreement has been pushed through and United are ready to pounce.

Questions have been asked of whether the Red Devils need to be landing a 33-year-old on a lucrative contract, but a similar gamble was taken on Ibrahimovic in 2016.

The Swede made a telling contribution at Old Trafford, winning three trophies, and Cole believes Cavani is capable of making the same kind of impact.

The former United striker told talkSPORT: “He’s 33, he’s won trophies, big trophies, he’ll go there and I think he’ll really look forward to playing for Manchester United.

“Hopefully he’ll work out like a Zlatan. Zlatan was unbelievable, not just around the place but as a person. I spent a bit of time with him, what a funny guy he is. He always believes in himself but also tries to bring the rest of the team on as well.

“If you look at Cavani’s record, he’s an individual who will get the little tap-ins, he can pick the ball up and take on a couple of players and put it in the top bin. He has those qualities.

“If you watch him over his career, wherever he has gone – I watched him numerous times at PSG – some of the goals he gets are really good quality striker goals, and that’s what Manchester United need.

“Yeah, we can say they need a centre-half, they need a left-back, a midfielder, the list could be endless, but now they’ve got a proven goalscorer who you know can get goals in the Premier League.

“Anthony Martial is still a baby, he’s still learning his job. We all know how good a player he is, but on the flip side of that he can be a little bit inconsistent. A lot of Man United fans want to see him do it week in, week out.

“Someone like Cavani coming in, we know what we’re going to get – proven goalscorer, he works extremely hard, he’ll score all types of goals. Man United love an individual who can score goals.”


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal, Premier League 2020-21

Arsenal vs Leicester City Betting Tip...

Arsenal will be aiming to leapfrog Leicester City in the Premier League table...
Danny Ings Southampton 2020

Southampton vs Everton Betting Tips: ...

Southampton will be looking to inflict a first Premier League defeat of the s...
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid 2020-21

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Tips...

La Liga champions Real Madrid head to Camp Nou to face Barcelona on Saturday ...
Manuel Lanzini West Ham 2020-21

West Ham vs Manchester City Betting T...

West Ham will be looking to pull off another upset when they welcome Manchest...
Sergio Ramos Karim Benzema Real Madrid

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Tips...

Barcelona welcome Real Madrid to the Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon with both...

Transfer

Donny van de Beek Manchester United 2020

Van de Beek's Man Utd move slammed by...

Former Netherlands bossMarco van Basten has questioned Donny van de Beek's de...
Chelsea split main image

Lampard insists Werner and Havertz ar...

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea have little cause for concern after failing to...
Samuel Umtiti Barcelona 2019-20

'I don't want to leave Barcelona like...

Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti has revealed he did consider leaving the ...
Mbappe PSG 2020

'The idea is to win the Champions Lea...

Kylian Mbappe plans on winning the Champions League at Paris Saint-Germain be...
Paulo Dybala Juventus Verona

Juventus in talks with Dybala over co...

Juventus are in talks to renew Paulo Dybala's contract, but managing director...
image-top-scroll
`