Edinson Cavani was seemingly inches away from joining Real Madrid earlier in his career. France Football (via his friend Romain Molina) revealed that los Blancos had their eyes on him but in the end, they acquired Gonzalo Higuain instead. “Coming down from the plan, we received a call from Michel who was the Real Madrid B coach at the time. He said: Do you think you can start with Castilla first and then play for Real Madrid within 6 months?”. “In the end, the acquired Gonzalo Higuain instead…”.
Anyhow, Cavani then really made a name for himself with Napoli as he became one of the best strikers in the Serie A. He then moved to PSG in a big money move as he is now one of their biggest players alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. As for Real Madrid, they did pretty well with Higuain as they then sold him off to Napoli in a big money move.