Transfer Talk: Edinson Cavani moving on from Manchester United?

Manchester United's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani (Photo by ALEKSANDRA SZMIGIEL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United's Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani (Photo by ALEKSANDRA SZMIGIEL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani may be on his way out. His next destination could see him return to South America or Italy, where we saw his best version.

Cavani, 34, has failed to acquire minutes at Old Trafford this season, only featuring in eight matches and scoring only once. His performance has slowed down due to a combination of injuries and perhaps Cristiano Ronaldo’s good form after joining.

The Uruguayan international might make a move sooner to get minutes elsewhere, which seems like it might occur sooner than expected, rather than when his contract expires. According to rumors and information given to Globo Esporte by his brother, who is also his agent, the Uruguayan has been linked with Brazilian side, Corinthians, and Italian giants, Juventus.

"We have to wait a bit (about a return to South America), we will see what possibilities exist, said Walter Guglielmone. Obviously, if any team from Brazil comes up with a good project, we can always listen. I have an obligation to get Cavani all the options."

Edinson Cavani’s long await return to South America

The Uruguayan starlet could return to South America after 14 years in European football. Cavani made the jump from Danubio FC to Palermo in Italy, where he eventually made the jump to Napoli — perhaps Cavani’s prime years in his footballing career.

A jump to Corinthians could benefit the Uruguayan as the Timao will play in the Libertadores next season. His European experience can help the Sao Paulo side dream big next year if the move comes in January. However, Manchester United could want Cavani to see out his current deal, which expires at the end of the 2021/2022 season.

If the Manchester United striker believes he can perform well, his talents and skills will continue to be on display on the European stage as Juventus could be the best move. The Old Lady is still aspiring to win the Champions League, but first, they must face Villareal.

Cavani needs to return to his best version of himself — a move to either side could help him do that and avoid being in the shadow of Ronaldo.

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The Uruguayan international could prove to be that lethal striker that both teams need to lead the attack. His presence in any team could guarantee him a starting position, which could help Cavani regain his goalscoring abilities.