Boca Juniors have suspended their hunt for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani and have found an alternative, a report claims.
CavaniThe future has recently proved to be the subject of debate as his first one-year spell at United ends. Boca Juniors has had constant connections with the 34-year-old. Actually, the player’s father claimed that his son wants to move to the Argentina-based club at the end of the season.
In the meantimeUnited Defender Marcos Rojo – who plays for Boca – has claimed that Cavani has spoken to club president Juan Roman Riquelme.
For their part, the boss of the Red Devils Ole Gunnar Solskjær has held talks with the player. Solskjaer has said he has promised Cavani that he will enjoy next season when fans return to Old Trafford.
As such, recent reports (via The times) has argued that Cavani is leaning towards a one-year extension.
According to Argentina-based TyC Sports (via ESPN), such speculation has led Boca to dramatically reject their pursuit of the attacker.
The club believes Cavani has now sealed his future at Manchester for another year. Therefore, they move on from the transfer hunt to put their focus elsewhere.
In fact, Boca has identified Roger Martinez as their new ‘priority’ attack target. The 26-year-old is currently trading for Mexico-based club America.
He moved there in July 2018 and has scored 26 goals in 99 games since his arrival from Villarreal.
However, Boca could face a renewed battle to lure their new transfer goals to Argentina.
America has put a large fee on the freight forwarder’s exit, a figure that Boca will currently struggle to afford.
What’s more, they are reluctant to lower the requested price.
Cavani stays would give Man Utd a boost
Cavani may be 34 and struggling to play 90 minutes week in, week out, but he has proven in his time at United that he can still make a fantastic impact.
He has scored 12 goals in all competitions this campaign, including two in last Thursday’s Europa League semi-final victory over Roma.
In addition, Paris Saint-Germain’s leading goal scorer has always played an important mentoring role for Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.
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