Edinson Cavani: Manchester United sign former PSG striker on free transfer

Cavani has been without a club since leaving PSG in June

Mark Critchley
Northern Football Correspondent
Monday 05 October 2020 22:02
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Manchester United have completed the signing of Edinson Cavani on a free transfer, with the former Paris Saint-Germain striker signing a contract until 2021 with the option of an additional year.

The 33-year-old Uruguay international had been without a club since June after ending his seven-year stay with the Ligue 1 champions.

United have sought to sign short-term cover for striker Anthony Martial with Odion Ighalo's loan from Shanghai Shenhua set to expire at the end of January.

The Old Trafford club consider Cavani to be a proven winner who fits into the recruitment philosophy of combining high-quality recruits with homegrown talent.

It is hoped that the Uruguayan will be able to support the development of younger players, particularly Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood in United's attack.

Cavani arrives at Old Trafford having scored 341 goals in a 556-game club career, winning six Ligue 1 titles at PSG and the Copa America with Uruguay in 2011.

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