January 2007 - Cavani was selected to join the Uruguay national football team Under-20 squad to play in the 2007 South American Youth Championship in Paraguay. Cavani finished the tournament as top scorer with seven goals in nine games, helping Uruguay to finish in third place, earning them a place in the World Youth Championship.
6th February 2008 - Cavani made his first senior appearance for the Uruguay national team, and immediately scored a goal in his debut in a 2-2 draw with Colombia.
10th July 2010 - Cavani scored against Germany in the third place match in the 2010 FIFA World Cup making the game 1-1, but despite his efforts Germany went on to win the game 3-2.
27th July 2011 - Cavani played in a friendly match against Angola in Lisbo, where he scored a late goal in the match in a 2-0 win for Uruguay.
8th October 2011 - Cavani scored his first career hat-trick at International level during a friendly match against Indonesia.
Danubio – 30 appearances, 12 goals.
Palermo - 117 appearances, 37 goals.
Napoli (as of 15/04/2012) - 89 appearances, 61 goals.
Total - 236 appearances, 110 goals.
This profile purely consists of ‘Cavani scored yet another brace’ and ‘yet another hat-rick’ and ‘yet another goal’ for one reason: He’s class. I watched him when he was first at Palermo and honestly, you could tell he had real potential, but in all honesty I had doubts whether he’d ever really cut it here in Europe. However, he has really met his potential, and is pushing his own limits.
He is, in my opinion, one of the best strikers in the world to date. His figures are incredible for Napoli. If my maths is right then he scores every 1 and a quarter games, and that includes Champions League games also. That’s just incredible. I haven’t really seen any weaknesses in Cavani’s game, as he seems one of the best in the world to date.
Time for my transfer thoughts/information on Cavani where I can officially state that in the January window Higuain was offered to Chelsea for a cut-price, on the condition that they did not bid for Cavani which Chelsea rejected. That’s how serious the Real Madrid interest is. However, unless they can offload Higuain (which they are trying to do), then I doubt the Cavani deal will be able to take place.
With this in mind though, Cavani’s first choice is with Madrid over a move to London, and Cavani has no interest in moving to Manchester at all.
I’d personally say the move to Juventus will not happen, and I believe that he will move to Madrid once Higuain is sold. I anticipate Cavani to be the most talked about transfer saga this summer, and is certainly one to watch.
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