Manchester United’s deadline day signing Edinson Cavani has already discussed his potential destination beyond Old Trafford, revealing he conducted negotiations with Boca Juniors before agreeing terms with the Premier League club.
Cavani joined Manchester United on Monday as a free agent, signing an initial one-year deal with an option of another year’s extension. Previously, he’d spent seven years with Paris Saint-Germain, becoming the club’s all-time top scorer.
In a summer which saw Cavani consider retirement after contracting coronavirus, the experienced Uruguayan forward was not only pursued by Manchester United. The 33-year-old has revealed that Argentinian giants Boca Juniors made an approach, spearheaded by the former legendary player and the club’s second vice-president Juan Román Riquelme.
Cavani told the Argentinian show 90 Minutos de Fútbol (via ESPN): “Román wrote to me with great respect, he wanted to know how I was in this situation, with a very particular season and we had a very respectful talk.
“Boca is a giant of the world, any footballer would come across playing there. There were several Uruguayan players out there. Following the history of our football arouses curiosity a bit.”
Manchester United’s new number seven went on to suggest that the chance of seeing him play for the South American behemoths, after his time in the Premier League, is far from an impossibility.
Cavani continued: “There are some secrets from the talk with Román, you have to ask him if he wants to tell them. We will see what happens in the future. It would be something very nice to be able to play in Boca one day.
“I apologise to Román if it bothers him for me to say that he spoke to me.”
On the topic of the club he actually plays for, Cavani stressed: “I have a two-year contract with Manchester United. I want to do my best here. I feel good. The day I return to South America is not going to be when the roll is over. I am realistic, I want to play until I feel good. I will play these two years and see if I continue or go back to South America.”