Riquelme: Boca Juniors not giving up on Edinson Cavani

Boca Juniors thought they could land Edinson Cavani this summer until he decided to stay put in Manchester for another year.

The 34-year-old extended his contact with Manchester United to show the world he can still play in Europe at the highest level.

Losing out on Cavani won’t stop Boca Juniors in the future.

Argentina legend Juan Roman Riquelme, the club’s Second Vice-President, spoke to TNT Sports (via Diario AS), and among the topics of conversation was Cavani.

The Argentine media are hungry for information on Cavan’s future and Riquelme did reveal that he will remain patient that the striker will join Boca Juniors net year.

“I think that next year, Cavani will be with us. One week ago, he announced that he was continuing [with Manchester United]. He told us that he wants to come and has the doors open,” Riquelme said. “The only different thing that we offer [to Cavani] is that the court is move with people, but today, we don’t even have an audience, so we can’t offer him that.”

Staying at United for another year will help Cavani be in shape for the 2022 FIFA World Cup next year. I’m not sure playing at a much lower standard in South America can help him in the same way.

I spoke a little bit about Cavani’s new deal on the latest Strettycast. Listen below:

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