Spurs fans were delighted to hear that the club have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani this month.
According to the Guardian (via Daily Hotspur), the North London club are interested in signing the Uruguayan as a replacement for Harry Kane, who looks set to be out for an extended period with a hamstring injury. However, Spurs will face competition from Manchester United for the 32-year-old striker, who has struggled for game time under Thomas Tuchel so far this season; making just four starts in Ligue 1.
Cavani has gained a reputation as a serial goalscorer for his spells with both Napoli and PSG; scoring 104 goals for the Italian side before his move to Paris in 2013 and the forward has gone on to hit 198 goals in 293 appearances for Les Parisiens. Injuries have prevented the striker from making his usual impact so far this season, with the Uruguayan international often benched in place of Mauro Icardi.
Should Spurs try and sign Cavani?
Reaction from Spurs fans to the reported interest in Cavani can be seen in the tweets below.
#Ambition Get it done!
— Ross Hughes (@Hughes_Ross) January 17, 2020
This would be huge
— Ian Brazier (@Ian_P_Brazier) January 17, 2020
Will be a good option
— Dipankar Kundu (@Dipanka12764189) January 17, 2020
There’s a rumour that we have ”expressed an interest” in him. Done deal if you ask me
— Artturi (@thfcTuri) January 17, 2020
Banging signing if we get the deal done
— King Kane (@akalouisglr) January 17, 2020
— XT00G (@XT000G01) January 17, 2020
— Oskar J.M (@thfc_86) January 17, 2020
These Spurs fans are clearly excited by the link to Cavani and will be hoping that the club can bring him in as a replacement for Kane this month.
What do we think?
Cavani’s injury record so far this season is a bit of a concern and with him being 32-years-old it would only be a short-term option. However, there can be no denying that the Uruguayan is a serial scorer and would certainly add goals if Mourinho convinced the £22.5 million rated man to make the move to North London this month.