There are indications that former Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani could be Manchester United’s new signing.
He departed the Ligue 1 club alongside Thiago Silva, who joined Chelsea.
This is following reports that the Uruguayan is due to fly into England on Sunday to join the Red Devils.
The 33-year-old has been in talks with United. Although no deal has been signed yet, there is a likelihood that Cavani will join the club on a two-year contract.
Cavani’s contract ran out at Paris St-Germain, leaving the French club under a cloud following a disagreement with Neymar.
Cavani feels he has more to give to European football. He is therefore planning to join a top club after departing from the Ligue 1 champions. Having a positive impression about his desire to play for the club, United provided face-to-face talks, which confirmed that impression.
With a deal reportedly done, the pay package for the striker, according to reliable sources doesn’t go beyond the current pay structure.
Since Cavani is already 33, United still feels his age is not an issue, as his experience will help develop the younger players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Is Cavani still prolific?
Cavani ended his PSG career scoring 199 in 321 games. He is currently the club’s all-time record goalscorer.
After achieving such feat with PSG in 8 seasons, it is hoped that he will continue to guide the likes of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial to be more clinical in front of goal.