Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani urged to leave Old Trafford and return to South America to play where he is ‘comfortable’ by Uruguay coach – with Premier League giants yet to trigger option to extend contract
- Edinson Cavani’s future with Manchester United remains mired in uncertainty
- The experienced frontman has now been told to consider leaving this summer
- Uruguay coach Mario Rebollo says a switch to Boca Juniors may be beneficial
- Cavani’s father revealed the 34-year-old does not feel ‘comfortable’ in England
Edinson Cavani has been urged to consider leaving Manchester United this summer by a member of Uruguay’s coaching staff.
The veteran ace’s future is unclear with his short-term deal at Old Trafford set to run down in just a matter of months – and a move to Boca Juniors has been touted.
And Uruguay assistant coach Mario Rebollo has suggested that a potential return to South America may benefit both Cavani and his country.
Edinson Cavani has been urged to consider leaving Manchester United by a Uruguay coach
‘It helps the national team if Cavani goes to Boca or wherever,’ Rebollo told 2 De Punta.
‘The priority is that he plays where he is comfortable and with a good competitive level.
‘If he’s close to here it’d be great, but if he’s not comfortable he would not bear it much.
Mario Rebollo says a move to Boca Juniors this summer would help both Cavani and Uruguay
‘It would be good for us if Cavani plays where he feels most comfortable. It makes no difference to me if it’s Boca or another place, where he’s better.
‘We have to have him with rhythm and competition.’
Journeyman Cavani holds an impressive record on the international stage, having scored 51 goals in 118 caps, but looks to be edging closer to the exit door in England.
He joined United on an initial one-year after departing Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent – and penned his lucrative terms with the option of a 12-month extension.
Cavani joined United on a one-year deal but his father claimed he does not feel ‘comfortable’
But Cavani’s father, Luis, has previously revealed that the 34-year-old does not feel ‘comfortable’ in the top-flight and wishes to be closer to his family again.
He added: ‘Edinson is going to end up playing in South America.
‘I want Edinson to play in a team that fights for something important.
‘Edinson had many conversations with [Boca vice-president Juan Roman] Riquelme and he would like to play for Boca.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed United have held ‘good dialogue’ over a new deal with Cavani
‘He was always seduced by the idea of playing in Boca. If he returns to South America he is leaning towards Boca.’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, remains hopeful Cavani will choose to commit his future to United despite the ongoing speculation.
Solskjaer insisted this month that both parties have held ‘good dialogue’ over the possibility of a contract extension.