United chiefs hold talks with Cavani in bid to keep striker at Old Trafford

Manchester United officials are set to hold down talks with Edinson Cavani this week in a bid to keep the striker at Old Trafford.

According to reports from the Daily Mirror, newly appointed director of football John Murtough and vice-chairman Ed Woodward are ready to offer Cavani a new deal to stay at the club with forwards current contract due to expire at the end of the season.

There has been more speculation in recent weeks linking Cavani with a move to South America, but it is thought that Reds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to keep Cavani at the club for another season.

The Uruguayan enjoyed a great first half of the season in a Manchester United shirt, although he has struggled with injuries since the turn of the year. And despite those injuries, I feel Cavani would be worth keeping around.

Even at the merry old age of 34, Cavani is still one of the finest strikers in European football and has already shown just how invaluable he can be for the reds with his double against Southampton back in November.

Cavani not only brings goals to the side but he also brings a wealth of experience. You can see in games that his presence alone up top has helped the likes of Rashford, Martial and co and that they have learnt a lot from Cavani and to let him leave the club after just one season would be silly in my opinion.

World class strikers are hard to come about nowadays and although Cavani may be in the latter stages of his footballing career he is still one of the best finishers in European football and is arguably the best finisher currently at the club which is why I feel United would be right to offer Cavani a new contract.

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