Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani takes to Instagram to dismiss speculation about deadline transfer to Barcelona after Spanish giants conducted late investigation amid doubts about his future following Cristiano Ronaldo signing
- Edinson Cavani made it clear he was not interested in leaving Manchester United
- The 34-year-old signed a new contract in May after an impressive debut season
- Barcelona investigated the possibility of signing the Uruguayan late
Barcelona target Edinson Cavani made it clear he had no interest in leaving Manchester United on the deadline.
The 34-year-old striker signed a new contract in May after an impressive debut season at Old Trafford.
Barcelona made a belated inquiry into the possibility of signing the Uruguayan on Tuesday following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo for £19.8 million.
Barcelona were investigating the possibility of striker Edinson Cavani late. to sign
Cavani made it clear he was not interested in leaving Manchester United on the deadline
But Cavani took to Instagram on Tuesday night to dismiss speculation about a late move to the Spanish giants.
The ex-PSG and Napoli player shared a message in his stories that read: ‘Edinson Cavani will 100% NOT go to Barcelona on Deadline Day.’
He also reposted a separate image from Manchester United’s official account, showing his iconic celebration for Ronaldo and the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Cavani signed a new contract in May after an impressive season at Manchester United
Barcelona were keen to sign a discounted striker before the end of the transfer window.
The Catalan side have lost their main target threat this summer, with club legend Lionel Messi unable to sign a new contract with the club and join Paris Saint-Germain.
With Barcelona’s current financial crisis, it would have been difficult for them to make a deal for the Uruguayan international due to his high wages.
Cavani has been speculated since Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Manchester United
He is currently making around £250,000 a week at Old Trafford and Manchester United themselves cannot see the striker at Barcelona at the end of the window.
Cavani joined United last season as a free agent at the end of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
His signing had a major impact on the United team and he scored 17 goals in 39 appearances for the club.
Barcelona want a budget striker after losing their main target threat Lionel Messi this summer