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West Ham missed out on Edinson Cavani

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West Ham United have endured their justifiable share of disasters in terms of signing forwards since 2010.

Suppose again to the membership signing the likes of Mido, Benni McCarthy, Marouane Chamakh, and Nikica Jelavic, and these names certainly ship shivers down the vast majority of the West Ham devoted.

Earlier than them got here Carlos Tevez, a diminutive however highly effective ahead who regardless of lasting only one season in east London, scored the aim which confirmed the membership’s escape from relegation in 2006/07.

In 2009, West Ham endured a nightmare on a possible successor to Tevez; and with the profession that one Edinson Cavani went on to have, it’s arguably one in all their largest regrets. He ended up scoring greater than the Argentine, too…

West Ham endured a nightmare over Cavani

Cavani was linked with a transfer to West Ham 13 years in the past whereas he was nonetheless at Palermo, however a transfer to the Boleyn Floor didn’t undergo and he ended up signing for Napoli on mortgage, earlier than making that transfer everlasting.

Three years and 104 objectives later, the Uruguayan was on his option to French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain for a price of £55m.

His time within the French capital was successful, netting a formidable 200 objectives in 301 appearances. He ultimately ended up within the Premier League on the age of 35, however it wasn’t West Ham that he joined.

He signed for Manchester United in 2020 and proved that he may nonetheless reduce it on the highest degree by scoring 19 objectives in 59 matches. Creator John Ludden claimed the participant was a “swashbuckling” centre-forward throughout his time at PSG and Napoli, and he additionally shone for the Crimson Devils.

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It’s a case of what may have been at West Ham again in 2009, as Cavani would have been the best South American putting successor to Tevez, whereas he additionally has a greater goalscoring document than the Argentine ahead.

Cavani has netted 360 objectives in his membership profession, forward of Tevez who has scored 244. When it comes to worldwide information, the Uruguayan additionally has the higher hand, scoring 58 objectives in 133 caps whereas Tevez has netted simply 13 occasions for Argentina.

The latter will all the time have a particular place in West Ham supporters’ hearts for what he did 15 years in the past, however it’s clear that Cavani would have been an exquisite signing for West Ham again in 2009, particularly with the profession that he went on to have.



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