Back in 2011, when Liverpool signed Luis Suarez from Ajax, whisperings in some quarters suggested that they had signed the wrong Uruguayan.
Edinson Cavani had signed for Napoli in the aftermath of the 2010 World Cup and was positively banging them in, scoring 33 goals in the 47 games he played in his first season. In all, Cavani scored 104 goals in just 138 games for Napoli, before joining PSG for around €64 million, but with the looming presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cavani's goals dried up.
In fairness, his record is still respectable: 81 goals in 148 games for PSG, but in a league where defences are weaker than in Italy, and the attacking power surrounding him greater than at Napoli, it's a slightly underwhelming return.
This may be explained by the fact that Zlatan had nabbed many of his chances, but with the striker now gone, most expected Cavani to fill the void.
Things have not started well for him, however. Have a look at these highlights from PSG's 3-0 win against FC Metz. It was a trademark Ligue Un stroll for the Parisians, with goals coming via Lucas Moura, Kurzawa and Veratti.
Cavani, however, had a bit of a nightmare, with personal highlights that should really be set to the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme song:
No striker has ever had this bad of a game. Cavani's decline has been so rapid, it's amazing.
— Mahmoud Jaber (@MahmuudJaber) August 22, 2016
Cavani may not have long as the main man:
PSG director of football Patrick Kluivert reportedly pressing for club to make 1 last attacking reinforcement. https://t.co/8wh1aH2lmc
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) August 23, 2016
Oh, and Luis Suarez has scored seventeen goals in his last six league games for Barcelona.
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