Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani has been advised to join either Manchester United or Real Madrid and end his disappointing spell in the French capital. The Uruguay international has netted 127 goals in two-and-a-half seasons with the reigning Ligue 1 champions but continues to play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Cavani has made 16 top flight starts this term but often in a wide position, with Ibrahimovic given the sole central berth at the pivot of the PSG attack. Laurent Blanc's selection policy has not stifled the 29-year-old's success in front of goal but it has led to continual speculation over his future at the Parc des Princes.
During the January transfer window, United were heavily linked with a £32m move for Cavani [according to ESPN] with the player understood to be keen on a move to Old Trafford where he would become the main man in Louis van Gaal's attack. Though the deal failed to materialise, Cavani's dad says he should seriously consider a move to the Premier League giants.
"We have heard that other teams are interested in him," Luis Cavani told Sport5. "Manchester United always occurs during the transfer window. There is always talk of wanting him to join Real Madrid or Manchester, but in the end nothing materializes. It's more than a journalistic spin negotiations between the clubs. I mean, everybody can be sold, no one is vital, not the group. What has been said about Eddie now it's just talk, there is no official announcement.
"I want to see him play for Real Madrid, Manchester United, Juventus. Which club would give him to play the role he loves, I want to stay. He does not enjoy the present position. I want my son to be happy, to play the role he knows how to perform well. But the coach and the directors decide. He is where he is and the coach puts him where he thinks. Maybe play him in a team with tradition, Manchester United or Real Madrid. Real Madrid have a good team and good players, but maybe they do not have the right players that are playing."
Cavani senior was speaking prior to his son scoring the winning goal for PSG in the Champions League last 16 first leg against Chelsea. Ibrahimovic had seen his first half free-kick cancelled out by John Obi Mikel, before Cavani came off the bench to net with 12 minutes left to give his side a slender advantage to take into the second leg at Stamford Bridge.