Edinson Cavani announced his departure from Manchester United last month.
The 34-year-old striker committed his future to the club by signing a one-year contract extension, ending speculation about his future.
ESPN reported in April that Cavani was considering moving to Argentinian club Boca Juniors this summer.
Cavani has admitted that this was a real option and says talks have taken place.
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In Uruguay, quoted by TyC Sports: “The conversation with Boca was real.
“I had a clause that I could use at the end of the season and after a few months here in Uruguay to see what happened after almost two years of pandemic, to lose a lot so as not to be able to see his family … Everything begins to become very difficult and I analyzed the idea of getting closer to my family. “
Cavani had been going through a difficult period at United at the time, missing games due to injury in February and March, including both Europa League games against Real Sociedad and then AC Milan.
Why Cavani stayed
Regarding his decision to renew his contract with United, Cavani said he wanted to make a lasting impression at Old Trafford.
Quoted by Depo Argentina, he added: “I thought coldly that I didn’t want to go through Manchester United and leave nothing behind so I wanted to go on for another year looking for goals that would motivate me.”
And we’re grateful that Cavani wanted to extend his deal. He ended the season in fantastic form, scoring a total of 17 goals.
Cavani played a huge role in helping United reach the Europa League final, scoring four goals in the semifinals, and he even scored in the final before the team lost on penalties.
For Cavani, winning silver would have been unforgettable and he will be even more determined to triumph next season as he came so close this time.
Cavani is also said to have enjoyed the opportunity to play in front of fans at Old Trafford. He did this only once in front of 10,000 spectators and scored a memorable long distance goal. Hopefully the almost full stadiums experience returning next season will be even better.
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Cavani season not over yet
Cavani is on a short break from qualifying for the World Cup this week after serving a suspension.
He will then be involved in the Copa America campaign for Uruguay.
Uruguay will face Argentina in the opening game, followed by Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay.
We have no doubt that Cavani will deliver performances to be proud of, but we just hope he stays injury free and can rest a little before next season.
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