Edinson Cavani did join Manchester United in the end, but who would have thought that the Uruguay National Team striker had previously thought about hanging up his boots. This intention appeared to see the Covid-19 pandemic that never subsided.
The former Napoli player is actually on a free transfer this summer after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain ends.
Although the opportunity for Manchester United to recruit him was wide open since the beginning of the transfer market, in fact this transfer was only completed on the deadline day, aka the last day, 5 October.
In his official statement, the Red Devils announced that Edinson Cavani had a one-year contract with an option to extend for another year.
Although there are no details about salary, the former Paris Saint-Germain is believed to receive a salary of 11 million euros per season, plus a bonus of up to 4 million euros.
Yes, the move is complete, but one fact that is not known to the public is that the player thought about retiring from football.
“Your family’s health comes first. Of course I considered the idea of quitting football. It is true that I am considering that option and the possibility to stop playing and live in the countryside. ”
“We are suffering from the coronavirus with my family and with my girlfriend. Honestly it is bad because the fear is building. Praise God we are recovering well and evolving well and here we are,” Cavani told Dos de Punta.
Furthermore, the figure who was linked with Juventus and Barcelona admitted that he was worried about his status which had never been under contract with a new club. Meanwhile, on the one hand, many European leagues have started rolling again.
“It’s normal that anxiety starts to enter your mind. The leagues have started rolling and of course, I want to have a team. ”
“There is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety. The days are passing and I see my family, friends and everyone want to know where I will play. We are here, happy with the decision and now I want to wear the uniform,” he said.