Boca boss Riquelme steps in as Cavani’s Man Utd exit draws closer

Edinson Cavani is said to be getting closer and closer to signing for Boca Juniors after speaking with famous Argentine club president Juan Roman Riquelme.

Cavani signed a one-year contract with United in October to meet the club’s need for a striker.

The contract included a one-year extension clause, which seemed a feasible option earlier in the season.

However, a new doubt has arisen that Cavani will be at Old Trafford next season. Her father said that there is a “60% chance” that the 34-year-old will return to South America with Boca.

These claims have accelerated Amid reports ex-United star wants to team up with Cavani at Boca.

Indeed, for all intents and purposes, it looks like Cavani’s stay at Old Trafford will be brief.

And now reports from South America have said Cavani’s move to Boca has taken a significant step forward.

Argentinian outlet Infobae says Boca president Riquelme has had personal talks with Cavani about the move. They declare the Xeneize “dreams” of getting Cavani’s signature and hopes to reach an agreement before too long.

Cavani will have to take a significant pay cut to make this decision a reality. However, this saw as the major hurdle with Cavani and Boca both keen to see the deal on the line.

Infobae also report another advantage in favor of Boca. It is in the midst of the news that their Colombian midfielder Jorman Campuzano is on the verge of obtaining Argentine citizenship. This will free up a place in their team for Uruguyan Cavani to take the vacant “foreigner place”.

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Solskjaer shy about Cavani’s future

Speaking more recently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer declined to comment on Cavani’s future. However, he insisted he saw no problem with the Uruguay international’s engagement.

He said: “Well, Edinson is completely focused on being available for us and working really hard to get in shape.

“With my bad Portuguese and his better English, he is very proud to play for Man Utd. A decision has not been made – we are just working to get it back.

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