Real Madrid join race to sign £250,000-a-week Man United forward

Real Madrid have reportedly been in contact with the agent of Man United centre-forward Edinson Cavani over a possible winter transfer window move. Cavani made a strong start to life at Theatre of Dreams last campaign but has played less often this term due to the presence of summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo up front.

It now makes sense that Edinson could look to move on in order to get more game time, and it looks Real Madrid would be willing to find a role for him. The report adds that Man United would be open to getting Edinson off their books due to his high wages, and that looks a sensible strategy as they surely embark upon a major rebuilding job.

Whether it’s in January or next summer, Man United are sure to make further changes to this team after a hugely disappointing start to the campaign, with midfield likely to be a priority. West Ham’s Declan Rice as previously a target, but he was considered too expensive at the time.

If the Red Devils can offload Cavani and other expensive backup players, it should help free up funds to land targets like Declan Rice and other quality footballers to put together a squad capable of winning major trophies again.