Edinson Cavani has addressed speculation he’s set to leave Manchester United at the end of the campaign by saying he is ‘proud’ to wear the club’s shirt.
Reports in Argentina on Monday emerged that the Uruguayan forward was eyeing a move to Boca Juniors this summer window, as he had struggled to settle at the club.
Cavani has been a success at Old Trafford and United want to extend his stay at the club by another 12 months but they need him to agree in order to activate a one-year extension clause.
The speculation that Cavani was unhappy at the club was confirmed by his father on Tuesday, as it was revealed that he was unhappy at his treatment by the Football Association, who suspended the Uruguayan for an ill-judged Instagram post earlier this campaign.
‘My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again,’ Luis Cavani said. ‘Edinson is going to end up playing in South America.
‘I want Edinson to play in a team that fights for something important. ‘Edinson had many conversations with Juan Roman Riquelme (Boca vice-president) and he would like to play for Boca.’
However, Cavani has dampened reporte that he could be set to leave Old Trafford.
Taking to Instagram after his father’s comments, Cavani broke his silence on the reports by saying he’s ‘proud’ to play for United.
‘Proud to wear this shirt,’ wrote Cavani.
The social media post was accompanied with a handshake emoji and Cavani tagged Manchester United. It remains to be seen whether they can convince the former Napoli star to stay but Solskjaer is keen to do so.
United want to sign a central defender and a right midfielder this summer window, with the club earmarking 2022 for the purchase of a top class striker.
But, if Cavani does leave, the Red devils may need to fasttrack those plans.