By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

13th Oct, 2021 | 2:10pm

Frank McAvennie wants West Ham to sign Edinson Cavani

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium…

Frank McAvennie is thrilled with the idea of West Ham signing Edinson Cavani in January after Ray Parlour suggested an Irons move for the Uruguayan.

Cavani, 33, is currently at Manchester United, for whom he scored 17 goals in 39 appearances during his debut campaign at Old Trafford in 2020/21.

However, he has had to play second-fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo this season after the Portuguese star’s return to the Red Devils in the summer.

Cavani has only made one start for his club this season, and his fall down the pecking order led ex-Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour to suggest the London Stadium as a potential destination in January.

He told talkSPORT [01/10/21]: “If he did move on in January, Cavani, and said ‘I’m not happy, I want to play football’, would West Ham come in for Cavani?

“Wages won’t be a problem.”

Ex-Irons hero McAvennie has thrown his weight behind a potential move,.

“God yeah, that would be great,” McAvennie told West Ham Zone.

“I think the boy’s maybe wanting to go. He was talking about going home but if they can get him he would be an ideal signing. He won’t play every game but he would definitely fit in. It would be great, him and [Michail] Antonio.

“Another striker like Cavani would be magnificent. I think he’s a wonderful player. His movement is different class.

“It would be great for the players and the likes of [Said] Benrahma and [Pablo] Fornals. It would be a wonderful idea but it’s down to West Ham.

“I think he’d be great, I really do.”

In other West Ham news, the Irons are ready to launch a bid for this England international Roy Keane called ‘perfect’.

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