Edinson Cavani has posted a message on social media to outline his pride at playing for Manchester United – but his father admits he will quit Old Trafford this summer and return to South America.
The 34-year-old joined the Red Devils on a free transfer last summer. He has hit seven goals in 25 appearances across all competitions so far this season.
Cavani originally signed a 12-month deal at Old Trafford, with the option to extend the agreement by a further year.
His father Luis has now confirmed that plan, claiming Cavani does “not feel comfortable” in England.
“There is a 60 per cent chance that Edinson will come to South America,” Luis Cavani told TyC Sports.
“We are very anxious. We have always been to visit him, he has been in very beautiful places where people have received him very well.
“He has made himself loved, he has made many friends, but today he does not feel comfortable where he is.
“He has been thinking for more than two years that he wants to be closer to his family and that is the reason why I think Edi is going to end up playing for a team from here in South America.”
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Cavani wants to win trophies
It’s also suggested that Cavani wants to taste more trophy success before his career ends. United do have a shot at FA Cup and Europa League glory this season. However, his father has claimed Boca could satisfy those demands.
Cavani did uploaded a photo to his Instagram on Tuesday night along with the caption “Proud to wear this shirt @ManUtd.”
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Indeed a report on Tuesday night claimed Cavani would have to make a big sacrifice first for that move to come off.
“I would like him to go to play for a team that has a chance of winning something,” he added.
“We have spoken with Edinson and he always leans towards Boca because he had many conversations with (Juan) Riquelme.
“I know that he would like to play and be close to his country, so that we could be closer to him.”