Uruguay striker one of Europe’s most prolific marksmen.
Manchester City are set to break the bank to make in-form Napoli front man Edinson Cavani their first signing of the summer, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
The Uruguay international is considered to be one of the most effective and deadly attackers currently operating on the Continent, and despite his employers having inserted an astronomical buy-out clause worth a reported £52 million into the long-term contract that the player recently signed in Naples, the mega-rich Premier League club are understood to be willing to meet that fee.
The 26-year-old has been at Napoli since signing from fellow Serie A outfit Palermo for 17m euros three years ago, however, in the intervening period Cavani has found the back of the net on 72 occasions in just 100 top-flight matches, while in all competitions the forward has netted an incredible 98 goals in only 134 games for the southern Italian club.
And as a result, it is that kind of eye-catching form in front of goal that has persuaded City to make Cavani the most expensive player in the history of British football this summer.