The day after Manchester United went down 6-1 against Tottenham, they frantically made four signings. Edison Cavani signed in for one year keeping an option of another 12 months open, Alex Telles was signed in for £15.4m, and youngster Amad Diallo will move to Old Trafford in January.
During the summer transfer window, Man United had signed only Donny van de Beek and now in 24 hours roped in four players making the headlines. Although Utd had run after Jadon Sancho the entire summer window, he remained with Dortmund and an inquiry to Watford for winger Ismaila Sarr didn’t move ahead.
So, United bought left-back Alex Telles for a fee of £15.4m, roped in 18-year-old Pellistri, and signed Atlanta winger Amad Diallo, in a deal that could be worth up to £37.2m. The 18-year-old, who has only played 24 minutes in Serie A, will join the club in January.
“Clearly Edinson Cavani has the work-ethic, the hunger to be a success at Manchester United,” reported a sports news media. “He’s been impressed by the project he’s been offered by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and in return, Solskjaer has been impressed by Cavani.
Solskjaer is confident that he will score goals. Cavani won’t sit on the bench and he is someone who will deliver something they haven’t got with their other striking options.
United are assured that Cavani’s signing could have a similar effect to that of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who arrived in the summer of 2016 at the age of 34.
“They believe Cavani’s experience and credentials would encourage the development of Mason Greenwood while also providing support for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, as well as adding a different attacking component for Solskjaer.”
However, Cavani’s signing has also raised questions about the deal.