Edinson Cavani is highly likely to depart Manchester United in the summer, according to reports.
The name of Uruguayan hitman Cavani has of course taken centre stage in the media over the last 48 hours.
This comes after the veteran, just as question marks began to surround his commitment levels, produced arguably his finest performance in Manchester United’s colours.
A Premier League meeting with Tottenham in north London saw Cavani prove absolutely central to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men eventually recovering from a goal down to secure all 3 points.
The former PSG man first directed the shot towards goal which led to Fred levelling things up.
Cavani then found the net himself, directing home a trademark diving header after breaking free of Tottenham’s defenders with a wonderful piece of movement:
⚡🔴 Edinson Cavani fires Man Utd ahead!
“It’s an absolutely unbelievable goal, it really is!” 🎙️
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) April 11, 2021
The South American’s contributions on Sunday, though, stemmed far beyond simply his exploits in front of goal.
Cavani was absolutely dogged in his work-rate and closing down, showcasing the kind of attitude which led many to quickly suggest that the 34-year-old has finally fully settled in Manchester.
Exit on the cards
As outlined above, however, if the latest word in the media is anything to go by, then those hopeful of seeing such efforts displayed at Old Trafford into next season and beyond should likely temper their expectations.
This comes amid claims that, despite his renewed on-pitch vigour, Cavani looks set to move on in the summer.
The info comes courtesy of the reliable Andy Mitten of The Athletic, who confirms that the attacker ‘wants to return to South America’.
Cavani is said to miss his family dearly, with the weather in England having also done little to aid United’s cause.
The Red Devils, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in particular, have made it clear that they would like for Cavani to remain for the 2021/22 campaign.
However, the veteran has assured that his eventual decision will not be based on money, but rather his happiness. In turn, a move back to South America, where Cavani is not at all short on suitors, looks altogether ‘likely’ as things stand.
In talks with Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, #MUFC have made it clear they want to keep Edinson Cavani.
But the striker is unlikely to still be at Old Trafford next season – and it isn’t about the money.
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) April 13, 2021
This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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