Cavani reiterates to Man Utd that he wants to leave

Edinson Cavani has reportedly reiterated his desire to leave Manchester United this summer and return to South America.

Cavani’s future has appeared uncertain in recent months amid interest in his services from Boca Juniors, the veteran free to walk away from Man Utd at the end of the season as part of the agreement that saw him sign on a free transfer last summer.


The 34-year-old has made a positive impact since his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain and has scored eight Premier League goals in just 11 starting appearances, adding experience and quality to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s forward options.

However, the Uruguay international is understood to be keen on returning to South America to be closer to his family and Argentinian outlet, Depo, are reporting Cavani has spoken with officials at Boca – including vice-president Juan Roman Riquelme – to reveal his interest in the move.

Cavani’s desire to move to Boca Juniors comes against the advice of Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez, who had been keen for the star to remain competing at the highest level in Europe ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discussed Cavani’s future earlier this month with the Red Devils reportedly keen for the player to remain at Old Trafford, admitting the forward had requested some ‘time’ before making a decision.

It now appears an exit looks an increasingly likely outcome, however, with Boca waiting to secure a deal as they look to bolster their squad in pursuit of a seventh Copa Libertadores.

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