Real Sociedad 'surprised' at rumour linking Edinson Cavani with move

Edinson Cavani appears certain to leave Manchester United this summer when his contract expires.

Unlike last year when there was a clamour to extend his contract, this season has been a big disappointment and there is a feeling Cavani’s head is just not in it.

With only a couple of months remaining of the season, Cavani is likely already eyeing his next month, and the rumour mill is turning.

A report in The Sun claimed Cavani was ‘edging towards a move to Real Sociedad’, amid interest also from Inter Milan and River Plate.

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However, Real Sociedad have reportedly expressed shock over the claims, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

AS report: “At Real Sociedad they are very surprised with the development of the rumor of their alleged interest in the signing of Edison Cavani for next season. 

“They do not understand how a supposed news that emerged on social networks grew so much until it became so big that some even took it for granted, and it has reached some conventional media with such force. Because with the Uruguayan striker there is nothing, at least for the moment.”

The report reinforces there is no offer, and no talks ongoing with Cavani.

Disappointing second season

The numbers alone tell the story. Last season Cavani scored 17 goals, while this current campaign he has netted only twice.

Cavani’s real problem has been a lack of game time, whether it is an extended break in South America, or an injury, he has rarely been available, and when he has, Cristiano Ronaldo has been in his path.

The striker did feature for Uruguay last week as they sealed World Cup qualification, and with this now assured, he may start taking a few more risks for United with his body over the final few weeks of the season.

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From United’s perspective it will be too little too late, unless Cavani can score the goals to seal Champions League qualification too.

At the very least, you would hope Cavani has one more meaningful goal left in him before he leaves.

When the summer hits, he will find a new club, and a situation which puts him in the best possible place for his final World Cup. Just don’t expect it to be Real Sociedad.

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