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Barcelona tipped to sign ‘top forward’ Cavani

Edinson Cavani, Paris Saint-Germain
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Rivaldo feels Edinson Cavani would make an excellent replacement for Luis Suarez at Barcelona.

Barcelona are left with a huge gap in their squad to fill after star striker Luis Suarez was ruled out for at least four months after undergoing his ankle surgery.

With 11 goals in 17 games, Luis Suarez has played a key part in Barcelona’s La Liga campaign so far in a neck-to-neck battle with rivals Real Madrid. Barca also await crucial Champions League ties next month.

And Barcelona legend Rivaldo believes PSG striker Edinson Cavani has exactly the right size to fit in Suarez’s shoes.

“Cavani would be a magnificent improvement for Barcelona’s attack now that Suarez is out for quite some time,” he told Betfair.

“After all, Cavani is a top forward who has always got his goals in Europe’s top leagues. In his case, it seems he’s really close to leaving PSG and it would be a very good opportunity.”

According to reports, Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno are also in Barcelona shortlist. And Rivaldo has also praised the latter while suggesting that Barcelona would have to spend a lot to sign him.

“He’s one of the best goalscorers in La Liga and a key player for Celades,” Rivaldo continued.

“I imagine that negotiations will not be easy. It would reinforce a direct opponent. They would have to pay a lot to sign him.”