Manchester United’s Champions League draw was a key motivating factor in Edinson Cavani making the switch to Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men learned their fate on Thursday as they were put in a daunting group with French champions Paris Saint-Germain, 2019/20 semi-finalists RB Leipzig and Turkish outfit Istanbul Basaksehir.
Cavani, 33, has been a free agent since leaving PSG in June when his contract expired.
And according to a detailed piece on the veteran Uruguayan forward in the Times, Cavani was unhappy with how his time ended in Paris.
The elite goalscorer feels he has a ‘point to prove’ against his old club and it will be fascinating to see him line-up for the Reds in the Champions League group stages.
Cavani comes with an almost unprecedented pedigree; he is PSG’s all-time record goalscorer with a staggering 200 goals in 301 appearances.
Of course, he is coming to the end of his career and United are yet again signing a player past his prime but Cavani still has the assets to be effective in the Premier League.
And according to ESPN’s Rob Dawson, a deal is imminent for the striker. Dawson’s latest twitter update confirmed that Cavani has successfully carried out a medical ahead of a two-year deal with an official club announcement to follow.
Cavani's medical has gone well. Set to agree two-year contract with break clause available to club and player next summer. Due to sign this afternoon with announcement to follow. Telles deal all but done. Fee of €15m with €2m in add-ons. Four-year contract plus an option.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) October 5, 2020