Radamel Falcao has advised his old club Atletico Madrid to make a move for “top striker” Edinson Cavani this summer.
Cavani’s future at Paris Saint-Germain is under threat as he will be out of contract next year and doesn’t seem to have made any progress on agreeing on an extension.
The 32-year-old is PSG’s all-time record scorer on 192 goals in 277 appearances. He’s also helped them win 20 trophies, which include five Ligue 1 titles and four Coupe de France crowns.
Yet, several outlets have linked Cavani with a surprise return to Napoli in the Serie A. Although the Uruguayan did state he plans to see out the remainder of his PSG contract in May.
But the French champions may not be quite on the same page as Cavani on this subject. If they allow his contract to expire, then PSG will lose a player worth €40m for nothing next summer.
Therefore, Cavani’s time in Paris may come to a premature end if they do not reach an agreement for a new contract this summer.
Now, Spanish media have claimed that Atletico are keeping tabs on the situation and could bounce within the coming months. Cavani could be a potential replacement for the departing Antoine Griezmann.
And Falcao, who bagged 70 goals in 91 games for Los Rojiblancos, has advised them to go for it.
“For me, Cavani is a top striker,” said Falcao, according to Marca.
“In Paris, he has scored lots of goals every year and wherever he goes, he will continue to do so.”
The former Manchester United and Chelsea man helped Colombia defeat Argentina 2-0 in their Copa America opener on Saturday.
Substitutes Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata scored late second-half goals to put Colombia top of Group B in Salvador, Brazil.
“We had not beaten them for almost 12 years and it was a challenge,” said Falcao.
“We have matured a lot and we seized the opportunity.”
On how Los Cafeteros won, Falcao added: “We had a great defensive mindset.
“We suffocated them and made them inaccurate with their passes. We retrieved the ball quickly and that made it easier.”
Colombia will next take on Qatar on Wednesday for their second match of Group B.