Edison Cavani’s camp are believed to have left the door open for a move to Newcastle if a proposed Saudi takeover is completed.
The 33-year-old is a free agent this summer and several media outlets have linked him with a move to St James’ Park, suggesting the prospective buyers have already earmarked him as a potential big-name signing.
Now, The Chronicle’s Ciaran Kelly reports that noises from the player’s camp suggest he could be interested in a switch to Tyneside – providing new owners arrive and the deal was right.
Ciaran Kelly’s piece states his next move ‘depends on the project’ and that sources close to him say it is ‘important to have that freedom to decide where we want to go’, but state that he’s ‘actively talking up’ a potential move to St James’ Park – not denying the links as some have done in recent days.
Bringing the Uruagayan to Newcastle upon the arrival of new owners would be a big statement, with such a high profile signing being an early message to rival clubs that we now mean business.
His goal record speaks for itself, and although not a long-term option due to his age, the signing of Cavani could help fellow top players across the continent follow suit in the same direction.