Ex-Man City boss Roberto Mancini: I wanted to sign Edinson Cavani

Man City transfers: Former Citizens manager Roberto Mancini reveals he wanted to sign Napoli striker Edinson Cavani

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Edinson Cavani has scored 104 goals for Napoli Photo: The Sport Review

Roberto Mancini has revealed Napoli striker Edinson Cavani was a summer target for Manchester City before the Italian’s Citizens reign was cut short.

The Eastlands outfit had been heavily linked with a bid for the Uruguay international, who is reported to have a £54m release clause in the contract the forward signed last August.

But Mancini was sacked by City following a disappointing end to the season which saw them finish 12 points behind Manchester United in the Premier League and lose to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup final.

And although the former Inter Milan boss is unaware whether the club’s new manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign Cavani, the Italian feels the striker, who scored 28 Serie A goals last season, would be a good fit at City.

“When I was at City I often spoke about Cavani with the management because he was somebody who could have been targeted,” Mancini is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

“However, I don’t know now whether he is of interest in the club’s new technical project.”

Mancini led City to the FA Cup and Premier League title during a three-and-a-half year reign at the Citizens before he left the club in May.

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