Man Utd blow as summer signing picks next club after ruling out stay

Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and Donny Van de Beek of Man Utd

Manchester United have been dealt a blow after Edinson Cavani reportedly decided to quit the club in the summer transfer window.

The 34-year-old forward has the option of another year in his Red Devils contract but will instead join Boca Juniors at the end of the season, according to claims from South America.

Cavani has scored seven times and added two assists for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, despite not starting every week.

The likes of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have clearly benefitted form having the experienced star around.

Although Cavani’s campaign has been disrupted by injury and a suspension, United were hopeful he would stay for another season.

However, he is reportedly set to join Boca this summer, following talks between the Buenos Aires giants, his brother, and agent Walter Guglielmone.

That’s according to a report from Argentine outlet Olé, as cited by Sport Witness.

The publication quoted a source: “In July he’s at Boca, that’s the idea. Unless there’s a mistake, that’s it. He’s decided to return now. And he has decided that it’s Boca.”

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Olé adds that Cavani will move as free agent, with his United option terminated. The player will also take a pay cut, although he wants a three-year contract.

The same publication states that the former PSG forward has already promised Boca president Juan Roman Riquelme of his impending arrival.

Cavani was absent at the weekend as United won at Manchester City to close the gap at the top of table.

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Martial steps up in derby win

Anthony Martial was the focal point of United’s attack and won a penalty in the first two minutes of that victory.

The Frenchman has also been linked with an Old Trafford exit this summer.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for the attacker after the game at the Etihad.

“We went back to be a little bit what we wanted to be and that’s being direct,” Solskjaer said. “That was the Anthony Martial of old.

“Until two hours before warm-up I wasn’t sure if he’d play. Today he rediscovered himself. He was really strong on the ball and very positive.”

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