Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is reportedly aspiring to complete a move to Spain after departing Old Trafford in the summer.
According to The Guardian, Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has set his sights on a move to Spain. The experienced striker is expected to exit Old Trafford when his contract expires at the end of the season. The report suggests Cavani has already been approached by a few La Liga clubs, and it appears the forward has his heart set on a move to Spain as he wants to get a taste of another top league in Europe.
During his successful career, Cavani has already plied his trade in Italy, France and England, making a combined total of 450 top-flight appearances. His tally of 262 goals in the three leagues speaks for itself, though Cavani now feels it is time to try out La Liga in what could be one of his final moves before he hangs up his boots.
The veteran forward joined Manchester United in 2020, scoring ten goals in his debut campaign in the Premier League. His impressive performances even convinced the Red Devils to extend his contract until 2022 last summer.
Unfortunately, the unexpected return of Cristiano Ronaldo has been hugely detrimental to Cavani’s role at the club. The striker has struggled with a lack of game-time, gaining just two starts in the Premier League so far, with fitness issues also blighting him. His struggles have now compelled the player to make a move elsewhere in the summer when his contract comes to an end.
Cavani has mainly emerged as a target for the two Argentine giants in Boca Junior and River Plate. Boca, in particular, appeared to have been the desired destination for the Uruguayan international, who holds the club in high esteem.
However, in recent weeks, La Liga clubs have stepped up their pursuit of Cavani, knowing he is still capable of producing the goods at the highest level of football. The striker was already linked with a move to Barcelona in January, although that appears unlikely in the summer, following the club’s late capture of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
While the report does not mention the exact list of clubs who have approached Cavani, it is apparent that the veteran has multiple suitors and should have no shortage of options come the summer transfer window.