PSG’s second-leading scorer is apparently done playing second fiddle to Zlatan and wants a Man United move. How much will it cost?
Despite growing interest from Arsenal in the race for star strikers Edinson Cavani and Fernando Llorente, Man United have pulled ahead in the race for both.
According to the Express, oddsmakers have greatly improved the odds on Man United landing Llorente (Juventus) with William Hill giving them a to 2/1 chance. William Hill also did the Red Devils a solid by improving the odds of a Cavani (PSG) move to an appealing 5/1.
At age 30, Llorente isn’t the same elite scoring threat he once was with Athletic Bilbao. Llorente is coming off a 7-goal season – his lowest ever for a season with at least 30 league appearances – and scored just 9 goals in 45 total appearances (also his lowest ever for at least 40 total appearances).
The odds on the 28-year-old Uruguayan striker moving to Old Trafford might be further shortened after the Metro revealed earlier that Cavani is reportedly “desperate” to join Man United in 2015. Cavani is believed to be tired of sharing the starting role with Zlatan and wants a new role or a new team.
With growing interest in both Llorente and Cavani coming from the likes of equally-desperate clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham and Real Madrid, it would behoove Louis van Gaal to make a bid for either or both of them before the season starts.
Cavani has been rated at £60 million this summer while Llorente has been valued for considerably less at £8-11 million.