Edinson Cavani joins Valencia from Manchester United

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Edinson Cavani has joined La Liga team Valencia on a free transfer weeks after his contract with Manchester United expired.

The Spanish club announced via social media that they had signed one of the best strikers in the world. It is a long-term ambition for the striker to play in La Liga.

The former Manchester United striker has agreed to a two-year deal that will expire on June 13, 2024. Cavani will bring experience to the team, and the Valencia manager, Gennaro Gattuso, knows the quality of the striker.

When Edinson Cavani was spotted in the stands during Valencia’s 1-0 home defeat to Atletico Madrid on Monday, August 29, he was greeted by the fans, who saw him as a player to guarantee them European football next season.

Though details of Edison Cavani’s deal with Valencia have not been made public, Futballnews gathered that the 35-year-old Uruguayan football legend signed a two-year deal with the Spanish club.

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Cavani is expected to make his Valencia debut against Getafe on September 4, 2022.

Who Is Edinson Cavani?

Cavani doing his trademark celebration

Edinson Cavani is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Valencia in La Liga and the Uruguay national team. He was born on February 14, 1987 and is currently 35 years old.

He stands 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) tall. The striker started his youth career at Danubio in Uruguay, where he made 25 appearances and scored nine goals. His loan deal to Napoli in the 2010/11 season made him a well-known striker.

Cavani celebrates after scoring

At Palermo FC in serie A, in 117 appearances, the striker scored 37 goals and made eight assists. At Napoli, he made 138 appearances, scoring 104 goals with 15 assists to his name.

Edinson stayed at Paris Saint-German for seven years, making 301 appearances with 200 goals and 43 assists. At Manchester United, he succeeded in making 59 appearances in which he scored 19 goals and provided seven assists.

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During his time at Ligue 1, he was named in the UNFP Ligue 1 team of the year three times, was awarded Ligue 1 Player of the Year for the 2016/17 season, and was the league’s top scorer in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.

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The new valencia striker applauding the fans

In 2011, he was part of the Uruguay team that won the Copa America in Argentina. Cavani got 152 appearances with 72 goals.

Edinson Cavani Wife

Maria Soledad Cabris Yarrus is famous for being the ex-wife of the Uruguayan football legend Edinson Cavani. She was loyal to Cavani for many years before everything fell apart.

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Edinson Cavani with his former wife

Cavani was married to Maria Soledad Cabris Yarrus, with whom he has two sons, Bautista (born March 22, 2011) and Lucas (born March 8, 2013). In 2013, Cavani announced that he and his wife were to get a divorce.

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She rarely indulges herself with any social media appearances and doesn’t have tattoos. Her hair color is brunette. While she was with Cavani, Maria was a full-house wife. She is in her 30s.

What did Edinson Cavani say that got him suspended?

Cavani has sincerely apologized after he made use of the word “negrito” in a social media post after Manchester United defeated Southampton 3-2 on November 29, 2020, stating it was an affectionate greeting to a friend.

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Edinson Cavani celebrating after scoring a goal

“Negrito” is a term that can be interpreted as racist in the United Kingdom. He was suspended for three games and hit with a £100,000 fine over the use of that word on December 31, 2020.

The English FA also ordered a complete face-to-face education for the Uruguayan after admitting to breaching FA rules.

Why Is Edinson Cavani not on FIFA 21

Cavani was not a Manchester United player in FIFA 21 because he was a free agent when the game was initially released, so his FIFA rating was not released. PSG failed to extend his contract after it expired in 2020.

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