It has just been revealed by ESPN reporter Moises Llorens that Edinson Cavani will stay at Manchester United next season.
Llorens was also the first to break the story of Cavani joining United last October.
The reporter revealed that despite the interest from other clubs such as Boca Juniors and doubts of his own, Edinson Cavani has decided to fulfil his contract. El Madator should finally get a chance to play at a jam packed Old Trafford, with the fans chanting “Give it to Edi, Edi Cavani….”
This will have a huge effect on Manchester United’s transfer plans for the upcoming season, as the club will not need to focus on bringing in a striker and can prioritise other positions.
While he is 34-years-old, Cavani has shown that his intelligence and in-the-box movement is still world-class and he is also still one of the fittest players on the team sheet whenever called upon.
With 12 goals and four assists in just 1,760 minutes for the Red Devils this season, Cavani has had a great campaign and will be eager to continue that into next season, where he will have the roar of the crowd to push him further.
After United’s 6-2 demolition of AS Roma, Ole Gunnar Solskjær spoke about how much he values Cavani in his squad and that he wants him to stay at the club and experience Old Trafford with the fans, he said: “I’m delighted with him [Cavani], you can see the difference in him when he’s worked on fitness. He looks like he’s making up for lost time.
“I promised him [Cavani] Old Trafford is a different place with fans. He has to feel, scoring those goals at the Stretford End, with fans. We’ve got the best fans and as a goalscorer there’s no better thing to score in front of them.”
The United manager will be delighted that Cavani has decided to extend his stay in Manchester and will be hoping that he can have a similar impact next season, which also helping to develop the likes of Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.