According to a plethora of morning reports, Arsene Wenger is prepared once more to splash his cash this summer, this time on PSG’s unsettled Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani.
Having already acquired the services of Alexis Sanchez for £35 million, a further bid for Cavani would certainly be an even more powerful statement of intent heading into the new campaign.
I’ll go out on a limb and suggest the chances of this happening are less than zero. With the signing of Sanchez, alongside the likes of Olivier Giroud, Yaya Sanogo and even Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell as options to fill the role as central striker, it seems unfeasible that the Gunners are truly in for Cavani.
What’s more, the club are in much greater need of a centre-back to replace Thomas Vermaelen, or a defensively-minded central midfielder. Cavani, needless to say, is neither of these. To frivolously spend in this fashion is neither in keeping with the general approach of both Wenger or the board at the club.
It’s particularly telling that the only sources to have given this rumour any airtime whatsoever are papers such as the Metro and the Daily Star. You don’t have to be a genius to recognise a trend of spurious and bizarre transfer rumours that seem to both materialise and evaporate in these sources.
I’ll award this story a solid 1/10 on the bullshit-o-meter.