Man Utd Pull Plug On Record-Breaking €75m Deal

By on June 12, 2014

As we approach the opening of the summer window clubs will be intensifying their efforts in the transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Manchester United pull out of the race for Edinson Cavani.

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Manchester United have sensationally pulled the plug on their record-breaking €75m move for Edinson Cavani due to the PSG strikers £300,000-a-week wage demands, according to reports today.

Cavani’s future has been the subject of much debate in recent months after he confirmed he’s not happy at having to play out on the wing to accommodate for Zlatan Ibrahimovich and he’s finding it difficult to fullfil his more defensive duties out wide.

The South American aired his grievances back in April and revealed that he plans to sit down with Paris Saint-Germain officials this summer to discuss his future. Cavani said:

“I have to give the best, regardless of the position. But no, it is not always easy,”

“I’m good in Paris, but there are some things that I’ll have to talk to the club about.

“Certain things should be done differently. Today I defend a lot, I have another idea of what my role in the team should be.

“As an attacker I am used to finishing attacks and scoring and today I must perform other tasks. No, it is not easy, it’s true.

“I do not want to talk about sacrifice, because I am happy putting the effort in. But today I hold a more defensive role than before.

“I am more like a defender and it is more difficult because, when I arrived, I had other ideas.”

“The Premier League? I like it. Was my my agent in London in February? I do not know, honestly.” Cavani is quoted as saying by ESPN

These comments led to speculation he could be set for a move this summer just 12 months after making a £54m switch from Napoli, and it was possible that PSG could cash in due to their problems meetings UEFA’s Financial Fair Play guidelines.

Manchester United were reportedly ready to test PSG’s resolve with a British record €75m (£60m) bid over the coming weeks with Cavani believed to be keen on making the switch to the Premier League.

The Daily Star are reporting that although the 27-year-old is reluctant to join a club not in the Champions League, he has informed United he would be willing to join them if they offered him the same £300,000-a-week wage that striker Wayne Rooney is now on.

However, it seems the Uruguayan is unlikely to move to Old Trafford as the newspaper states that Louis van Gaal and vice Chairman Ed Woodward are not willing to meet his demands and have now pulled the plug on the proposed move to concentrate on other targets.

This deal was always going to be hugely expensive for the club and it appears the record-breaking transfer fee combined with sky-high wages have proven too much for United to handle, and you can’t really blame them for pulling out. Especially when you consider Cavani is now 27 and he would have very little sell-on value in few years.

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Van Gaal is expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer as he looks to rebuild a squad that finished a disappointing seventh last season, but I was always surprised that a striker was a priority. With Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie already on the books, it seems to me that another striker is probably the last thing they need, so the €75m would be much better spent in strengthening other areas such as defence and midfield.

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7 Comments

  1. Dennis

    June 13, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I wonder how our Woodward was appointed to be in charge of a big club matters of signing ? This guy is a failure in this field as it was experienced last year summer transfer, and we are again giving him another opportunity this time to fail us, he should be taken back to accounts, accountants doesn’t know negotiations, we will sign other Fellains this Sumer last minute. Even completing Luke shaw deal has taken century and at long last we will hear he has joined Chelsea. Don’t send boys to do work for men, Woodward pave way for real men, give these duties to people like Cantona, Jap stam, Rud Boy, and more . If we fail in market the brand will further go down.Complete signing when new coach comes we start pre tour with house full.

  2. king

    June 13, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Ed woodward is really a failure to united,this was what happened in the completed season,he do not how to do this business he’s completely a useless chief executive.

  3. millimwe kek miles

    June 13, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    wats wrong at man u..woodward is realy asick man of europe..he has failed even 2 land luke shaw.he z too incompetent,plz create room 4 pipo who are suitable 4 da job.every targets are in veins,going 2 other teams or signing new contracts.remember man u is nt asmal team 2 manage any hwly as apersonz home.pls can u style up and do da best posible!!!

  4. millimwe kek miles

    June 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    this is realy anoying 2 man u fans,waiting in da last minute and figit around!!.dont luk forward 2 fail van gaal lyk u did during moyes charge.

  5. Olanfe Fatai

    June 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I have said it on countless times dat Woodward knows nothing about football transations. He specialises only in sponsorship deals , raking millions. I will repeat it here again dat we should go for David Gill, who knows the transactions of this trade.

  6. charles

    June 13, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    man united should buy fabregas,and 8 top players against next summer.

  7. Peter

    June 14, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Oh well, another last ditch money spending fiasco for a player not worth anything, you get that with Woodward, put Gill in charge and you will get some answers. I expect Gaal to turn away if nothing is done about his requests for certain players he has asked Woodward to get. Don’t blame him either, who wants to manage a club with no interest in getting better from the start, so much for dreams

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