Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has officially joined Manchester United. Even though he is currently 33 years old, the former Napoli can ensure that the Red Devils are not the last club in his career.
Manchester United have just completed Cavani’s transfer to Old Trafford on the last day of the transfer window this summer. The Uruguayan player was obtained for free following his contract at Paris Saint-Germain which ended some time ago.
In his official statement, the Premier League giants said that Cavani had agreed a one-year contract at Old Trafford with an option to extend for another year. Reportedly also, the striker gets paid up to 11 million euros per season.
If he plays for up to two years at Manchester United, it means that Cavani will leave Old Trafford at the age of 35. Even though he is quite old, he admits that he still wants to continue his career.
Cavani plans to return to America and play for Argentine club Boca Junior. He has even spoken about this plan with Juan Roman Requelme as the Club Vice President.
“Roman wrote to me with great respect, he wanted to know how I was in this situation, with a very special salary and we had very respectful talks,”
“Boca is a world giant, all footballers want to play there. There are several Uruguayan players who have played there. Following the history of our football we are a little curious,” Cavani told ESPN.
However, Cavani is reluctant to reveal whether Boca Juniors is willing to accommodate him at the age of 35.
“There are some secrets from the conversation with Roman, you have to ask him if he wants to tell them. We will see what happens in the future. It will be great to be able to play in Boca one day,” he said.
What is clear, the player’s determination is to give his best for the next two years at Manchester United.
“I have a two-year contract with Manchester United. I want to do my best here. I feel good, “he said.