Multiple reports in South America are suggesting Edinson Cavani has already told Manchester United that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
The 34-year-old penned a one-year deal at Old Trafford on October 5 last year. There was an option for the Uruguay international to extend his stay for another year if all parties agreed. It seemed as though the Red Devils were keen for that to happen. But recent rumours that he was set to end his Manchester adventure and head to South America appear to be true.
Uruguayan TV station Punto Penal (via The Mirror) are reporting that the former Paris Saint-Germain ace will leave Europe. He has been tipped to join Argentine club Boca Juniors.
And a news outlet from that nation are also insistent that the forward will be back on his home continent next term. Doble Amarilla claim Cavani spoke to United’s management after Sunday’s 3-1 triumph over Burnley.
They state that a desire to be closer to his family has driven the decision to leave the Theatre of Dreams. The report adds that the player has expressed his gratitude to United for the way he has been treated.
The Uruguayan striker has been in superb form recently with three goals in as many outings, although his father claimed last month that he was unhappy.
Boca to benefit from Cavani decision
There is no doubting Catani’s talent and his record speaks for itself. He has scored goals wherever he has played, with 363 from 617 appearances in a 17-year career.
Injury has restricted him to just 11 Premier League starts but he has managed to bag eight goals. It seems as though Boca Juniors are next in line to benefit from his talents.
Argentina’s TyC Sports state that the Buenos Aires-based club have reserved their number seven and number nine shirts for him. They are his favourite numbers and he looks set to wear the blue and yellow next season.
The Uruguayan is a popular figure at United. And on Saturday, team-mate Paul Pogba stressed the importance of trying to keep him at the club.
“Edi is a world-class player, a total forward, now there are few complete forwards, and he is, he is a finisher,” he told ESPN (via TNT Sports). “We lack players like this, he is one of the best nine in the world and we need him to play with Manchester.”