Boca Juniors were heavily linked with a move for Edinson Cavani for the duration of his first season at Manchester United but the Uruguayan forward, who has quickly become a fan-favorite, instead signed a new contract to remain at the club for another year.
There were suggestions last season that Cavani favoured a move to South America over an extended stay in England but a rich vein of goalscoring form towards the tail-end of the season culminated in a fresh deal for the former Paris Saint-Germain forward.
A new push for Cavani, however, has now been talked up by Jorge Patrín Bermudez, a former Boca Juniors player and now a board member at the Argentinian club.
“If Cavani tells our vice president ‘I want to play for Boca, I want to feel what it is to score a goal with Boca’s shirt’, do you think it’s not important?,” Bermudez told ESPN Argentina.
“And if he tells you, ‘I don’t care how much I earn, I want to feel it before I retire’, isn’t it important? He spoke many times with Riquelme and we’ll be waiting for him.”
Cavani is unlikely to stay at Manchester United past his current one-year deal, with an exit expected next summer. The forward, who will be 35 at the end of next season, will be eager to leave a lasting legacy behind at Old Trafford.
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