‘He’s a great player, I love his mentality and his attitude… sometimes it’s good to bring in experience’: Frank Lampard opens the door for a move for Edinson Cavani as Chelsea boss looks to seal deal for PSG star
- Frank Lampard will not rule out a January move for striker Edinson Cavani
- The Chelsea boss is in the transfer market to add goals to his struggling side
- Lampard has praised Cavani’s qualities and recalled facing the player himself
- Chelsea boss also stressed the need to have experienced stars in his team
- READ: Cavani hands in transfer request amid Chelsea and Atletico interest
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has refused to rule out a move for Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani.
The Blues boss is in search of adding goals to his side, and is able to venture into the transfer market for the first time after Chelsea’s ban was lifted.
Experienced Uruguayan Cavani has been linked with the Stamford Bridge side for some time, and now Lampard has fanned the flames of speculation.
Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani has been linked with a Premier League move
Frank Lampard has refused to rule out the prospect of bringing the forward to Chelsea
Speaking during his midweek press conference, ahead of Chelsea’s upcoming match with London rivals Arsenal, Lampard said: ‘He [Cavani] is a great player, I played against him.
‘I always loved his mentality and his attitude and obviously his goalscoring record speaks for itself.
‘I am not absolutely aware what the situation is there though.
‘He has experience, sometimes it’s good to bring in experience. We are young as a squad so the idea of bringing in experience is not something I am looking away from.
‘Sometimes the younger players need a bit of help, and if that’s the case then that may help us.’
Lampard’s comments come in the aftermath of Cavani handing in a transfer request at PSG and making his intentions to leave clear.
Lampard went up against Cavani himself during his playing days with Chelsea
Cavani has found opportunities at PSG limited this season following the arrival of Mauro Icardi
PSG’s sporting director Leonardo confirmed the news after they defeated Lorient 1-0 in the French Cup on Sunday.
‘It’s true that today he asked to leave,’ Leonardo said. ‘It’s also true that there has been an approach from Atletico Madrid.’
Cavani has found opportunities at PSG few and far between this season following the arrival of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan.
He has played 13 times in all competitions, scoring on three occasions.