LA Galaxy Looking to Sign PSG’s Edinson Cavani as Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Replacement

Edinson Cavani of Uruguay. Photo by Lukasz Laskowski/PressFocus/REX/Shutterstock (9727152bi)

Los Angeles Galaxy are not wasting time trying to find a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who announced his departure from the club on Wednesday. According to reports, Galaxy immediately turned their focus to Paris Saint-Germain’s striker Edinson Cavani.

NBC Sports’ Joe Prince-Wright cited a report from Sky Sports Italia, which claims that Galaxy representatives are currently in Paris where they are trying to get Cavani’s signature. Still, they have a tough task ahead of them, as MLS newcomer Inter Miami are also interested in the 32-year-old Uruguayan.

Edinson Cavani struggled with injuries and lack of productivity in France this year, playing just six matches and scoring twice. On the other hand, PSG’s new acquisition Mauro Icardi has been stellar, scoring nine times in nine matches. This is why it’s believed that the team wouldn’t stand in Cavani’s way if he was to leave for MLS.

Galaxy would have to pay a transfer fee to PSG, however, as Cavani is under contract until June of 2020.

Cavani joined PSG in 2013 from Seria A side Napoli, and has since played 288 games with the club while scoring 195 goals. He won five national league titles during his time in France.