Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has reportedly told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he will walk out of Old Trafford at the end of the season after Burnley’s win in the Premier League on Sunday.
Man United signed the 34-year-old as a free agent last year and Cavani would go on to impress for the Red Devils and eventually changed the claims that United’s iconic jersey No.7 is a curse.
The Former PSG forward has been in top form for United in recent games, scoring three crucial goals in his last three matches, taking his goal tally to 10 goals in 31 matches for United.
Manchester United are keen on keeping Cavani at Old Trafford for at least another season as they need the Uruguayan to agree on a 12-month extension clause that was installed in his contract last summer.
But the experienced striker feels unsettled at Manchester and he is desiring to see family, who have been unable to visit him in the north-west since he joined United in October.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to convince Edinson Cavani to extend his stay at the club by telling him he’d feel different once supporters returned to the stands but Argentine outlet Doble Amarilla claims the forward told the club after United’s 3-1 victory against Burnley on Sunday that he intended to return to South America at the end of the season.
Boca Juniors are said to be leading the race for Cavani’s signature, as the move would afford the former Paris Saint-Germain striker to be within an hour flight of his homeland.
Cavani’s decision to quit Manchester United in June will come as a huge blow for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who will have to enter the market for a centre forward as his replacement.