There is some news today that both Arsenal and Newcastle United are after Napoli’s Edinson Cavani.
Edinson Cavani – El Matador in Italy
The 24 year-old Uruguayan striker, who has Italian descent, seems to be in great demand from both Premier league clubs.
He has significant presence on the pitch, and for this the Italians have nicknamed him El Matador, and he seems to be able to score the goals.
You would have thought that Arsene would be doing something about the brittle Arsenal defense, which has cost them many important goals this season, including the embarrassment of giving Birmingham a goal in the last minute of the Carling Cup.
Arsenal shockingly lost the Carling Cup a few weeks back to Birmingham, who are now 2nd bottom of the Premier League, and could well be relegated this season.
But of course the same thing could be said about Newcastle’s defense, which is not great, and they leaked four bad goals to Stoke last Saturday, in a shocking 4-0 loss.
It seems that Arsenal will need to fight off both Newcastle and Manchester City for the striker, who has 29 goals in 40 appearances for Napoli since joining them on loan from Palermo last year.
The 6′ tall striker has played 29 times for Uruguay with 8 goals and started his career in Uruguay with the Danubio club, and of course he was part of the very successful Uruguay side, who famously reached the semi finals of the FIFA World Cup last summer, before going out 3-2 to Holland.
After playing there 30 times with 9 goals for his first club, he joined Palermo in Sicily, in 2007, and played 117 times for the Italian club with 37 goals, and moved to Napoli on loan last summer.
He has so far played a total of 185 club appearances in his career, and has 76 goals.
Newcastle could be after this player in the summer, but only if they are still a Premier League club come May 22nd.