Forlan played alongside Cavani with Uruguay before hanging up the boots.
"It would be spectacular, he'd be a great signing for Atletico Madrid," Forlan told MARCA. "He and the club would suit each other very well.
"It would be great for the present, but also the future.
"It seems to me like a signing for immediate performance, which is what Simeone needs at the moment.
"Furthermore, [Cavani]'s sacrifice will be total from the first moment."
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