Cavani to leave Manchester United five months after arriving at Old Trafford
Edinson Cavani to leave Manchester United for boyhood club Boca Juniors five months after arriving at Old Trafford
Edinson Cavani is reportedly set to leave Manchester United after just a season at Old Trafford and return to South America to fulfill his boyhood dream of playing for Boca Juniors this summer.
According to Argentine publication, Ole, the veteran Urgranyan striker has his heart set on a move to Boca Juniors, despite having the option to extend his contract with United by an extra year.
Cavani signed a deal until the end of the season when he joined United on a free transfer last October, having left PSG at the end of his contract. But it claimed that he wants to fulfill a boyhood dream by seeing out his career at Boca.
The Argentine giants have shown interest in signing him in the past, with Ole previously reporting that Cavani had told club president, Juan Roman Riquelme, that he would join in the future.
The 34-year-old is said to have asked the club who his team-mates would be next season, as well as asking for assurances that they could make signings to challenge for the Copa Libertadores title.
Since his arrival at Manchester United, he’s scored seven goals in 25 appearances.
Ole claim that Cavani is willing to take a huge cut on his £210,000-a-week wages to ensure the move goes through smoothly.
According to the Argentine newspaper, the veteran will demand a three-year contract worth the equivalent of what he would earn at United in a single season.
‘Unless there’s a mistake, that’s it,’ an unnamed member of Cavani’s entourage is quoted as saying. ‘He’s decided to return now. And he has decided that it’s Boca.’