He once declared Chelsea as been his dream club as a kid, and that he desires to play for the club someday. But that “someday” isn’t next season or any time soon for that matter, as Edinson Cavani has already gone ahead to seal a deal with Serie A outfit, Juventus. The PSG striker will be at Turin next season, after having signed a 4-year deal worth 22 million pounds.
Cavani has been made to play out of his natural playing position ever since joining PSG in 2013. With Zlatan Ibrahimović as the preferred lone 9, the Uruguayan international has had to play more of a supporting striker role, in order to accommodate the big Swede. Lack of Playing time is the major reason why most players move away from clubs, but this time it’s “improper positioning” for Cavani. He had expressed his dissatisfaction at this, and gone ahead to tender a transfer request to the club management.
With Chelsea haven’t at a time shown interest in the 28 year-old, his name can now be struck out from the Blues target list. He was seen as a potential great addition to the side following his recent form in Ligue one. Cavani helped his side reach the quarter finals of the Champions league with 6 goals in all the club’s10 appearances. His contributions to the side’s success in the league is also noteworthy. The forward has 16 games in 33 Ligue 1 matches.
Chelsea are in dire need of a striker, as the season only had an ageing Drogba as the most constant available option. Costa and Remy had recurrent injuries all through the season. The pensioners missing out on the signing of a Chelsea-worthy striker like Cavani is definitely a big blow to the club, as he would have been of great benefits to the ambitions of the Blues.