Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani urged the Uruguay coach to leave Old Trafford and return to South America to play where he feels ‘comfortable’ – with Premier League giants not yet having an option to contract to renew
- Edinson Cavani’s future at Manchester United remains uncertain
- The veteran frontman should now consider leaving this summer
- Uruguay coach Mario Rebollo says a move to Boca Juniors could be beneficial
- Cavani’s father revealed that the 34-year-old is uncomfortable in England
Edinson Cavani has been urged to consider leaving Manchester United this summer by a member of Uruguay’s coaching staff.
The veteran’s future is unclear, as his short-term deal at Old Trafford is set to expire in a few months – and a move to Boca Juniors has been touted.
And Uruguay assistant coach Mario Rebollo has suggested that a possible return to South America could benefit both Cavani and his country.
Edinson Cavani has been urged to consider leaving Manchester United by an Uruguay coach
“It helps the national team if Cavani goes to Boca or wherever,” said Rebollo 2 Tip
‘The priority is that he plays where he is comfortable and with a good competitive level.
‘If he’s close to this it would be great, but if he’s uncomfortable, he wouldn’t put up with much.
Mario Rebollo says a move to Boca Juniors this summer would help both Cavani and Uruguay
‘It would be good for us if Cavani plays where he feels most comfortable. I don’t care if it’s Boca or some other place where he’s better.
“We have to have him with rhythm and competition.”
Journeyman Cavani has an impressive record on the international stage with 51 goals in 118 caps, but seems to be getting closer to the exit in England.
He joined United for a first year after leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent – and wrote down his lucrative terms with the option of a 12-month extension.
Cavani joined United on a one-year deal, but his father claimed he is ‘uncomfortable’
But Cavani’s father, Luis, has previously revealed that the 34-year-old doesn’t feel ‘comfortable’ in the top flight and wants to be closer to his family again.
He added: ‘Edinson will eventually play in South America.
“I want Edinson to be on a team that is fighting for something important.
Edinson had many conversations with [Boca vice-president Juan Roman] Riquelme and he would like to play for Boca.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that United has had ‘good dialogue’ over a new deal with Cavani
He was always tempted by the idea of playing in Boca. When he returns to South America, he tends to Boca. ‘
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains hopeful that Cavani will choose to tie his future to United despite ongoing speculation.
Solskjaer insisted this month that both parties have had a ‘good dialogue’ about the possibility of a contract extension.