Time is running out for Arsenal to make an impact move during the January transfer window, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have a few options already in their crosshairs.
One potential target that the Gunners have been linked to is Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.
Before Arsenal shows any real interest in Cavani, though, they’ll have to settle their ongoing talks with forward Theo Walcott, who is expected to sign an extension with the team by this weekend. It has become clear that re-signing Walcott is their No. 1 priority; until that happens, everything else will sit idly on the backburner.
Still, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not Arsenal opts to pursue the Napoli star. As of right now, there’s no denying that manager Arsene Wenger has interest in the Uruguayan international.
“Cavani is a player that I like,” Wenger said. “What is for sure is that he costs a lot of money.”
So far this season, Cavani has done nothing but shine for Napoli. The dangerous striker has netted 16 goals as his team makes a legitimate push for a Serie A championship. Currently in third place, they stand only five points behind league-leading Juventus. How important he has been for Napoli makes it hard to believe that they’d be willing to part with Cavani for anything less than way more than he’s worth. Still, if Wenger sees him as worth the price of admission, it’s not out of the question for Arsenal to overspend for a player of Cavani’s caliber.
More often than not, prices drop as the transfer window nears its close. Don’t be surprised if Wenger decides to throw in a bid at the eleventh hour in hopes of giving his team a late-season boost.