Edinson Cavani ‘wants to leave Manchester United for Barcelona when his contract expires’

Edinson Cavani ‘wants to leave Manchester United’ when his contract expires next summer ‘and fulfill a long-held ambition to play for Barcelona’ before retiring

  • Edinson Cavani has scored one goal in eight appearances for United so far this season
  • The 34-year-old reportedly has ambitions to play for Barça before retiring
  • His contract with United runs until next summer and then he can leave for free



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Edinson Cavani wants to leave Manchester United at the end of the season and go to Barcelona.

That’s according to The times, who say the 34-year-old Uruguayan forward has a long-held desire to play for Barcelona before the end of his career.

Cavani’s Old Trafford deal will expire at the end of the season, although The Times added that he is curious to see how things develop for United under Ralf Rangnick’s leadership.

Edinson Cavani reportedly wants to leave Manchester United for Barcelona next year

Edinson Cavani reportedly wants to leave Manchester United for Barcelona next year

Cavani has been hampered by a tendon injury in recent weeks and has missed United’s last three games.

He will be absent from Arsenal’s meeting on Thursday, but Michael Carrick confirmed this week that the striker is ‘back on the grass’ and ‘working outside with strength and conditioning coaches’.

Cavani has scored one goal in eight games so far this season.

Should he choose to leave United at the end of the season, he will be available as a free transfer to cramped Barcelona.

The Uruguayan attacker apparently has the ambition to play for Barcelona in his career

The Uruguayan attacker apparently has the ambition to play for Barcelona in his career

The Uruguayan attacker apparently has the ambition to play for Barcelona in his career

Michael Carrick will be in charge of United’s game against Arsenal on Thursday night, as Rangnick’s visa has only just been approved.

The 63-year-old German will step down as manager of United at the end of the season and will start in an advisory role at the club.

United are tenth in the Premier League, but can deviate three points from the top four with a win over Arsenal.

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