Man Utd man studying ‘future team-mates’ as exit plan receives double breakthrough

Date published: Tuesday 6th April 2021 3:34 - Jonny Whitfield

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is watching Boca Juniors’ games as he steps up preparations to leave Old Trafford, according to a report.

Cavani moved to United on deadline day last October after the failure to sign a more prominent target. The Uruguayan enjoyed a decent start with the Red Devils, scoring three goals and assisting another in six games. However, his performances have since tailed off amid speculation over his future.

The 34-year-old agreed a one-year deal at United, featuring the option of an extra year.

But his father insisted in March that his son wanted to move to Boca. What’s more, he claimed there is a 60 per cent chance that he departs this summer.

Since then, reports have claimed that Boca have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ to sign the player.

While such speculation remains unclear, fresh claims from Ole claim that Boca ‘expect’ him to be with them next season.

Furthermore, Cavani has begun plans to fit seamlessly in the team by watching Boca’s games.

The forward is looking at the players who play week in, week out to determine who his ‘future team-mates’ could be.

Cavani is also eager to move to Boca to have the chance of winning the Copa Libertadores.

While the Uruguay international has won the Copa America, South America’s biggest international tournament, the continent’s biggest club prize has so far escaped him.

But while Cavani has begun plans for his move, Boca have reportedly done the same.

Boca reserve shirt numbers for Cavani

Edinson Cavani TEAMtalk

Ole adds that the Argentina-based club have reserved the No. 7 and the No. 9 shirt for Cavani.

He would therefore be able to choose, but Boca feel that he would want the No. 7 shirt; the player wore that number as he became Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time leading goalscorer.

He also wears that shirt at Old Trafford and supposedly has ‘sentimental’ value to him.

Overall, Cavani has scored seven goals and assisted two others in 19 games in all competitions this season.

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