Man Utd striker’s entourage now entertaining idea of eye-catching January transfer

Date published: Monday 4th October 2021 1:36 - Matthew Briggs

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Edinson Cavani’s entourage have opened the door on a January transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid, according to a report.

Cavani made his first start of the season for United in the draw with Everton on Saturday. The forward was replaced just before the hour mark after seeing Jordan Pickford make a good save from a downward header with the scores at 0-0.

The striker, who has headed off international duty, was given an extended break at the end of last season after penning a new one-year deal. And he has struggled with injury at the start of this campaign.

The 34-year-old suffered a ‘strain’ in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Stoke in September. That delayed the start of his season.

But he returned on Saturday in a game which bore more frustration for United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The forward, who has yet to play in LaLiga, has had an interesting last six months. After interest from Boca Juniors, Cavani was persuaded to sign a new 12-month deal at Old Trafford.

However, August saw the shock arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus. A transfer which fuelled speculation that Cavani could move on with his game time potentially reduced.

According to Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness, Barca were in the market for a new striker. And RAC1 reporter Gerard Romero reported Barca were in ‘very advanced negotiations’  with Cavani ahead of a late deal to sign him in August.

The deal never materialised and Fabrizio Romano said the decision to stay was “confirmed by all parties involved”.

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Real interest in Cavani in August

Last week though El Nacional reported that Florentino Perez at Real Madrid wanted Cavani on loan in August.

Radamel Falcao and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the other names on the table for Real, per the report. The LaLiga giants signed none of the targets mentioned.

Los Blancos president Perez is still expected to make a move for Cavani in January. And now Mundo Deportivo  report that Cavani is open to a move to the Bernabeu.

The Spanish outlet claim to have spoken to the player’s ‘entourage’. And the response was “can be” when asked whether a winter move to Real Madrid was a goer.

The source, via Sport Witness, went on to say that things change quickly in football and claimed “football is very dynamic”. And it seems that such is the fluid situation at United with Cavani, that a January transfer to Spain could still be on the horizon.

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