By Aramide Oladipo
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri plans to make a sensational move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, according to a report.
The Times claims that the billionaire is desperate to recruit “individuals of the calibre” of the 30-year-old as he looks to guide the club into the Champions League.
The newspaper reports that Moshiri wants to oversee a complete overhaul of the playing resources and methods at the Merseyside club that will see them compete at the highest level in the near-future.
The Toffees would benefit from a player of Cavani’s quality up front as they have struggled to find the back of the net this season.
Oumar Niasse, who was reportedly almost out of the door during the summer, is the club’s current goalscorer with six goals to his name.
Cavani has been in sensational form for the Ligue 1 league leaders this season, notching up 19 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions.
The Uruguay international has saved his best performances for the Champions League, scoring four goals in four matches.
The striker has notched up 29 goals in the Champions League throughout his footballing career, cementing his status as a one of the best in Europe.
Cavani currently has three years remaining on his contract at PSG.
Football Insider verdict
Although Moshiri should be commended for setting his sights high, he must be realistic and understand a player such as Cavani will not be willing to leave PSG to join Everton in the near-future. The club need to concentrate on their current situation and recognise that they are not completely out of trouble in the league as they are only three points off the bottom three. Breaking into the top-six is now an extremely difficult task let alone trying to secure a Champions League spot. It’s true that the Toffees are lacking a first-class centre-forward but unfortunately for Moshiri, Goodison Park will not be Cavani’s preferred choice should he leave France.
In other Everton news, a BT pundit has claimed the Blues are crying out for this lethal goal machine.