Edinson Cavani joins Manchester United. After many speculations going around about the future of Uruguayan international Edinson Cavani for a long time after he left PSG post the 2019/20 season. Reports were coming he may join Atletico Madrid or Manchester United. At some point in time, he was linked with Benfica as well. Finally the English giants, Manchester United won his signing. The Club officially announced today via their social media handles that Edinson Cavani has joined Manchester United.
Edinson Cavani joins Manchester United: Contract details
Edinson Cavani joins Manchester United as a Free agent. According to Italian Journalist, Fabrizio Romano Cavani will sign a €10 Million per year contract. He will stay at the Club till June 2022 with the option to extend for another year.
Edinson Cavani: Career at a glance
Starting in Italy
Edinson Cavani started his playing career at Uruguayan club Danubio’s academy. He made his senior debut for the same club at Season 2005/06. He then went for FC Palermo. He made himself known from that time as he made a prolific performance for the Italian club. He played 117 matches for Palermo, scored 37 goals, and provided 8 assists. The amazing performance at Palermo made his way to join Italian Giants Napoli for a loan spell of one year. He amazed everybody of Napoli with an extraordinary performance that season.
He scored 33 Goals for Napoli in 47 matches that season and also provided 7 assists. As a result of this Napoli made his Loan deal permanent for about £10million. He won Coppa Italia with Napoli in the 2011/12 season. He also won the top scorer of Coppa Italia award that season and the top scorer of Serie A award next season with 29 goals. He played 138 matches for Napoli and scored 104 goals which is an unbelievable record. He also provided 14 assists for the club.
“He is an athlete and an outstanding professional who was instrumental in my team. Cavani is a player who gave me a lot and for whom I have great respect. We made history together with Napoli, getting into the Champions League twice and the Europa League twice too.”Walter Mazzarri, Former Napoli manager
Cavani joined Paris Saint Germain in season 2013/14 for about £59Million. Cavani won the French League title with PSG during his first season at the Club. He has also won French League Cup and French Super Cup that season. Edinson Cavani also won French League top scorer of the season in Season 2016/17 and 2017/18 respectively with 35 and 28 goals. Cavani won another 5 league titles and 4 French League cup later. He also won 4 French cups and 6 French super cups.
Former PSG manager Laurent Blanc also told that Cavani is a brilliant player and never gives up on the pitch. He is one of the prolific goal scorers of this generation despite expressing his concerns regarding his goal drought at that time.
“It may be to the detriment of his individual performance but I think that the team and the coach are very happy. Edi is a team player, anyway.This is a boy who is judged on the goals he scores. When he scores, you say he is a very good player. I think he’s a useful boy for the collective. He has to improve in front of goal because scoring goals is part of his job.”Laurent Blanc, Former PSG manager
What can the Uruguayan offer at Old Trafford
Manchester United is very much hopeful that Edinson Cavani will show his prolific form here and make the forward line stronger. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is absolutely determined to make the team strong to challenge for the honors and thinks that Cavani can help him to that very much along with players like other players. A Forward (No.9) like Edinson Cavani is surely an advantage to the team he is playing for.
Manchester United has finished 4th in this season’s Premier League. They have earned an opportunity to play in the UEFA champions league. Fans can expect players like Cavani can fulfill their expectations in the next season.
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