Edinson Cavani signs one-year contract extension with Manchester United after turning down Boca Juniors for an extra season in Europe
- Edinson Cavani has put pen to paper on a one-year extension with Man United
- The club are expected to announce the news of the fresh deal imminently
- Cavani had the option of the extension but had reservations about staying on
- The in-form Uruguayan has eight goals in his last seven games for the Red Devils
Edinson Cavani has put pen to paper on a one-year extension with Manchester United, following talks with the club.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been forthcoming in recent weeks regarding his desire to see the in-form veteran continue at Old Trafford, and now an agreement has been reached.
Cavani, 34, has signed until the summer of 2022 after turning down an enticing offer from Boca Juniors in order to spend one more season in elite European football.
Edinson Cavani has put pen to paper on a one-year extension with Manchester United
It is expected that United will confirm the news imminently, ahead of their match with Leicester City on Tuesday evening.
The news arrives off the back of a dazzling run for Cavani, who recently hit a brace in Rome to book United’s place in the Europa League final, before coming off the bench to score against Aston Villa on Sunday.
The Uruguayan has now displaced Marcus Rashford as United’s first choice forward, though Solskjaer remains insistent that the minutes of the veteran star must still be monitored.
Cavani has adapted to English football and created an understanding with Bruno Fernandes
Earlier in the campaign Solskjaer told fans the club was in dialogue with Cavani, outlining: ‘We’re speaking to Eddy.
‘Edinson is a top striker and whatever he decides to do, let’s see. We’re in good dialogue with him.’
In late April, Solskjaer conceded that a return to more familiar settings in South America may have been on the cards for Cavani.
The United boss told reporters: ‘Edinson is not 100% decided on his future yet.
‘He’s not told me he wants to leave but I am very aware he might be going back home to South America. If that’s his decision, I will understand that.’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had make no secret of his desire for Cavani to prolong his United stay
Now, however, a decision has been reached an Cavani will continue to wear the colours of United for at least one more season, as the club look to build on the progress of this season and make an assault on the league title and Champions League.
Cavani signed on a free transfer from French giants Paris Saint-Germain in October 2020, reportedly taking a 35 per cent pay cut to move to Old Trafford but netting a signing on fee of circa £6m.
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