UEFA’s FFP hammer has come down heavy on two top clubs. One in England and the other in France ( Manchester City and PSG ) for breaching the rule on spending and losses limits. The implication of breaching this rule indicates that both clubs may not be able to do business as usual in the transfer market this summer in order to fall within the FFP rules the next time UEFA comes calling.
While a club like Manchester City have come out to state categorically that UEFA’s hammer will not affect its transfer activities, it is difficult to see how the current Ligue 1 Champions will be able to invest outrageously on players this season unless of course, they release some of their players. When this happens, a club like Arsenal could benefit from players like Cavani, who may have to give way for the signing of other players.
PSG signed Edison Cavani in the last transfer window, but he was always under the shadow of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who plays in the same position. Though, PSG have not come out publicly to declare the player’s availability in the transfer market, it is difficult to understand how the French club will accommodate the Uruguayan with the FFP breathing down its neck.
Only last weekend, the newly crowned Ligue 1 Champions confirmed the signing of David Luiz of Chelsea for a record fee of £40 Million depending on your source. Yet the French club is not through with its transfer business as they are now being linked with a couple of players including Hazard, Griezmann, and Paul Pogba. These players won’t come cheap, and signing one or all of them could attract more FFP sanctions next season hence I believe players such as Cavani could be made available for transfer.
PSG need to sell in order to buy, and a club that is waiting to pounce on any opportunity is Arsenal. Arsenal have a transfer war chest of £100 Million, and are seriously considering signing a world class centre forward; and Cavani represents everything we need.