Man Utd’s Cavani ‘closer than ever’ to agreeing summer switch to Boca

Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is reportedly ‘closer than ever’ to agreeing a deal to sign for Boca Juniors this summer.

Cavani signed for the club on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer and has made a positive impact during his first season in the Premier League, scoring seven goals across all competitions and adding some much-needed experience to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s options.

The 34-year-old’s impact has been limited in recent weeks due to a frustrating spell with injury and recent reports have suggested the player is keen to leave Manchester United at the end of the season.

Boca Juniors are understood to be interested in signing the forward who is open to the idea of returning to South America, with ESPN reporting a deal is now ‘closer than ever’.

Cavani signed a two-year deal upon his arrival from PSG, though both player and club have the option to cut the deal short this summer.

Earlier reports suggested that the veteran was keen to remain in Europe for a further season before returning to South America, in order to head into the 2022 World Cup with Uruguay in peak condition, following a season in one of world football’s most competitive leagues.

However, there have been suggestions Cavani was left unhappy with his treatment by the Football Association earlier this season, having been banned for using racially discriminatory language on his social media, a Spanish term the forward insisted was used affectionately in his culture.

His father has also spoken on Cavani’s interest in representing Boca and discussions have been held with the Argentine club’s vice president, Juan Roman Riquelme.

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