Edinson Cavani, after a couple of months of not playing professional football, signed for Manchester United in October 2020.
His contract with Paris Saint-Germain had expired at the end of last season, and he wasn’t signed by any club until Manchester United started holding talks with him.
He has played just a little under 1100 minutes for the club in the Premier League since and also has featured in a few other competitions. The number isn’t a lot, but it’s still a good figure.
The Uruguayan striker has 7 goals and 2 assists, some of which have been at a very crucial time. For example, he scored the winning goal in a 3-2 comeback win over Southampton earlier this season.
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More recently, he scored the second goal against Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Tottenham last weekend, a match in which he already had a goal controversially disallowed.
Following the controversy, Cavani scored a peach of a goal to open the scoring in United’s Europa League Quarter Final second leg against Granada.
It was his 50th European goal of his career. He is the first Uruguayan international to achieve the feat. They won 2-0 on the night and won the tie 4-0 on aggregate.
According to reports from renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, Edinson Cavani has done enough to impress Manchester United and they want to keep him at the club for another season.
It says in the report that they’d have a meeting in the coming weeks to discuss his future at the club. There’s also interest from Argentine club Boca Juniors, which is ready to give him a two-year contract.
Has Cavani actually done enough to be given the extension? Should he accept it?
If you ask me, I think that Edinson Cavani should accept the contract given to him by Manchester United. Cavani has proved that he still has a little bit of fight left in him and that he can carry on playing at the top level for another year or so.
He’s already 34 years old, but sometimes, it’s great to have a veteran like him in the team, and even more so for a club like Man United that has so much young talent in attacking positions.
They’ve already started proving their worth, and they’ll only get better from here. He’s been in good form lately, and has been chosen over Anthony Martial as the starting striker, and deservingly so.
Like I said, he has scored some vital goals and I’m pretty sure he’d continue to do so because he still is a great player. His experience would help the club as well as the youngsters. So yes, giving him a contract extension for another year makes sense on all fronts.