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Report: Edinson Cavani could leave Manchester United to join Boca Juniors

Edinson Cavani could leave Manchester United after just one season and return to South America this summer, according to reports in Argentina.

The Uruguayan striker joined United on a free transfer after being released by Paris Saint-Germain last summer and has scored six goals in nine Premier League starts under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Cavani has been frustrated by injury in recent weeks and was unavailable for United’s 2-0 derby victory over Manchester City at the Etihad.

Despite his recent absence, the 34-year-old has had a positive impact since his move and is providing a great mentor for young forwards like Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.

But if Argentinean publication Ole is to be believed, Cavani is already thinking about the Old Trafford exit door just five months after arriving in Manchester.

Ole claim that the forward has his heart set on fulfilling a lifelong dream to play for Boca Juniors and has already spoken to president Juan Roman Riquelme about a move to his boyhood side.

The newspaper adds that Cavani wants a three-year contract with Boca to end his playing days in Europe and move to Buenos Aires.

Cavani has been a useful asset for United and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Reds opted to offer the veteran striker a one-year contract extension, regardless of the validity of Boca’s interest this summer.

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