Louis Saha urges Man Utd to snap up striker on free transfer this summer

Cavani left PSG at the end of last season

Cavani left PSG at the end of last season (Picture: Getty Images)

Louis Saha says Manchester United are ‘missing a trick’ by not recruiting free agent Edinson Cavani this summer.

The 33-year-old is available on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season.

Cavani has a wealth of experience and is a natural goalscorer, netting 138 times in 200 Ligue 1 games over a seven-year spell at PSG, in which he won six league titles.

The Uruguyuan – who has also scored 50 goals in 116 appearances for his country – confirmed talks with Benfica over a possible move.

Ex-United striker Saha feels his former side would be missing out by not making a move for Cavani.

‘I think Manchester United are missing a trick by not signing Edinson Cavani this summer,’ Saha said speaking exclusively to the Football Index Podcast.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be on the lookout for a striker

Solskjaer is believed to be on the lookout for a striker (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I’ve followed him for many years and I’m gutted there doesn’t seem to be an interest there.

‘For me, Cavani would be the best fit this summer. Cavani has a great eye for goal and his leadership would be a great asset. He has qualities that are very difficult to find on the transfer market.’

Saha also believes Lyon’s Moussa Dembele would be an ‘interesting’ option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

The 24-year-old came off the bench to score a brace in his side’s 3-1 win against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, and Saha says he could offer a physical presence up front for United.

‘I think Moussa Dembele could be an interesting signing for Manchester United,’ the Frenchman added.

‘I know from my time at Fulham that Dembele is physically strong and he would be a very good target man.

‘He would be able to hold up the play and bring wide players into the game as an effective plan B against some opposition.’

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