The Uruguayan striker signs a one-year contract, with a 12-month extension term with the Old Trafford team.
On the morning of October 6, the homepage of Man Utd announced “Red Devils” successfully recruited striker Edinson Cavani in a free form. He will stick with the Old Trafford team until June 2021 and can be extended for another year depending on his form.
According to Sun Sport, Cavani will earn about 220,000 euros per week, the fourth highest at Old Trafford, after David de Gea, Paul Pogba, and Anthony Martial. The reason why the Uruguayan striker is enjoying a high salary because “Red Devils” do not take a transfer fee to bring him back.
Cavani has seven seasons with PSG after moving from Napoli
Cavani is the number one striker in PSG history with 200 goals in 301 matches. He helped the French representative to win a total of 22 titles, including 6 Ligue 1 championships. Last season, the Uruguayan striker played 22 games, scored 7 goals, and had 3 assists. He had to deal with hip, groin, and calf injuries and could not compete for a position with Mauro Icardi.
Cavani did not join his teammates in the Champions League knockout series in Portugal. Instead, he returned to his hometown of Uruguay, training to maintain his physique and fitness. The striker born in 1987 also enrolled in ballet to have a supple body.
Cavani was pursued by Leeds United and Benfica
In the summer of 2020, Cavani was pursued by Leeds United and Benfica. However, the striker decided to join Man Utd on the last day of the transfer window.
The Uruguayan striker is expected to become the second Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Old Trafford with many years of experience in Europe. In the current Man Utd squad, coach Solskjaer also owns many strikers such as Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, and Odion Ighalo.
The management of the Old Trafford team has been criticized for the weakness in the transfer market. Man Utd chased Jadon Sancho throughout the summer but failed to reach an agreement with Borussia Dortmund. The club also revealed a hole in the defense but did not add any quality midfielder to match Harry Maguire.
On the night of October 4, Man Utd lost to Tottenham Hotspur with a score of 1-6 at home. On October 17, Solskjaer will have a trip to Newcastle’s field before facing PSG in the Champions League group stage. If he meets the physical and professional requirements, Cavani can play in this match.