OGC Nice and its president Jean-Pierre Rivère think of Edinson Cavani
It’s a shot that looks like him. An idea that suits him so well. According to our information, Jean-Pierre Rivère would try the crazy bet to charm Edinson Cavani, whose contract has just ended, on June 30, at Manchester United.
The president of Nice, who has managed the feat of bringing Lucien Favre back and regaining control, has never hidden his attraction to the stars.
He loved seeing Hatem Ben Arfa and Mario Balotelli ignite the Allianz Riviera and dreams of seeing a player of this standing again to get the crowds going.
Aged 35, the Uruguayan striker, whose style fits well with the mentality of the red and black supporters, comes out of two honorable seasons in the jersey of the Red Devils (59 games, 19 goals).
Not extended, the former player of Paris Saint-Germain, of which he is the top scorer in history, does not lack proposals, despite his advanced age and sawtooth performances in the Premier League (2 league goals in 2021-2022).
In Spain, Valencia, trained by Gennaro Gattuso, is one of the clubs courting him, as is Rayo Vallecano, where Radamel Falcao, Villarreal and Elche play, according to various media.
In Italy, it is the Salernitana of Franck Ribéry who would try to charm « El Matador », who does not intend to twiddle his thumbs a few months before the World Cup, in Qatar.
The Gym aims for experience
The competition therefore promises to be fierce and the mission perilous for OGC Nice in search of a central striker, but above all a gondola head to give a boost to the Ineos II project initiated by Rivère.
However, for the time being, Cavani would not make a return to France his priority, which is not the type to scare Rivère fond of this type of bet and on all fronts at the moment.
The arrival of a new striker could precipitate the departure of Evann Guessand, which appeals to many clubs. That of Kasper Dolberg is hoped for but the Dane, expected on July 7 in the center, has a shoulder to heal for a good while yet.
After betting on youth, the Gym is looking for experience in all positions, experienced players, which are Yann Sommer and Steve Mandanda for the role of goalkeeper, or even Houssem Aouar in midfield.