Edinson Cavani will have break clause in Man Utd contract with medical complete

Edinson Cavani will soon become a Manchester United player.

The veteran Uruguay frontman has been completing a medical ahead of the surprise deadline day transfer.

Cavani has been a free agent since his Paris Saint-Germain contract expired in June and United have finally made the decision to sign the 33-year-old prolific forward.

According to the latest update from ESPN’s Rob Dawson, Cavani’s medical has gone well and he is due to confirmed as a new United player this afternoon.

Interestingly, Dawson notes that Cavani’s two-year contract will include a break clause that can be activated by either United or the player next summer.

The club will have high hopes for a player of Cavani’s calibre succeeding at Old Trafford but, as seen with Radamel Falcao, there must be caution with these type of deals and the clause is beneficial for all concerned.

Cavani will provide competition for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s current centre forward, Anthony Martial, who received a straight red card in Sunday’s 6-1 humiliation against Tottenham.

Martial’s suspension means Cavani is in line to make his United debut in the Premier League away to Newcastle after the international break on October 17.

Meanwhile, Dawson has also confirmed that a deal to sign Alex Telles is all but done. The Brazilian full-back will sign a four-year deal at the club and will provide necessary competition for Luke Shaw on the left-side.

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