Edinson Cavani committed his short term future to Manchester United back in May.
It was a big relief because it immediately solved the question regarding who would play up front for United in 2021/22.
Instead of being forced into the transfer market at the position, United were able to focus on Jadon Sancho, with the deal for the winger finally being announced this week.
Cavani did weigh up leaving United, that was no secret, before his late season goal glut ended up giving him the confidence and desire to stay at Old Trafford for another season.
He held talks with Argentine giants Boca Juniors, and a future move is still on the table.
Former Colombia defender Jorge Bermudez is part of Boca’s football council, who run their transfer business, and he has been speaking about the talks Cavani held with vice-president Juan Roman Riquelme.
Bermudez told ESPN quoted by Marca: “Cavani explained to our vice president (Riquelme) ‘I want to play in Boca and feel what it is to score a goal in La Bombonera. No matter how much I am paid, I want to feel it before I retire.’ We will be waiting for him.”
Big year ahead
Cavani has been showing South American fans his quality at the Copa America, netting two goals in the group stages.
A move to Boca Juniors in 2022 is feasible, if he is quite content leaving United.
If Cavani has a 20 goal season next year (last time out he struck 17 and missed time with injury and suspension), then it is possible he might want to stay a further year.
Boca have made their play though, and there he would join Marcos Rojo, who he crossed over briefly with while at United.
Cavani’s priority when next season finishes will be the 2022 World Cup, his last major tournament.
He will choose whatever he feels keeps him in the best shape for that, whether it be United, or Boca. A big challenging season lies ahead at United and he will be determined to sign off with a trophy.
If Boca end up having to wait until 2023 they will. Cavani is worth it.
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