Edinson Cavani’s father has claimed that his son is unhappy at Manchester United, with the striker already contacting Boca Juniors regarding a summer move.
Cavani only arrived at Old Trafford in October after being released by Paris Saint-Germain. During his time in the French capital he performed superbly, managing 200 goals in 301 games in all competitions and leaving as their record scorer. He has also settled in well at United, chipping in with a few important strikes despite not always starting.
“My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again,” he said.
“Edinson is going to end up playing in South America. I want Edinson to play in a team that fights for something important. Edinson had many conversations with [Boca Juniors vice-president] Riquelme and he would like to play for Boca.
“He was always seduced by the idea of playing in Boca. If he returns to South America he is leaning towards Boca.
“By the middle of the year he will return to South America. My son’s idea is not to continue there, he wants to return.”
Cavani’s United deal is set to expire at the end of the season, meaning he would not command a transfer fee. If he does join Boca, the Uruguayan would fill the void left by Carlos Tevez, who is understood to be retiring in the summer.
United, meanwhile, are said to be in the market for a new striker regardless of whether Cavani stays or goes. Eintracht Frankfurt hotshot Andre Silva and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland have both been linked recently.