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From the hills of Uruguay to Old Trafford: New Start at Manchester United for Edinson Cavani


Edinson Cavani – This name has been making headlines again in the footballing world for the past week or so. This time the news isn’t about the number of goals Cavani scored or any acclaims that he received, but the news is about his move to the English club, Manchester United. News is flooding in that the deal’s done and Cavani is all set to travel to England tomorrow to sign the contract.

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Uruguay is known as a nation of footballers. It has produced a number of footballing greats like Diego Forlan, Diego Godin, Luis Suarez and many more. Edinson Cavani is also a name that appears on that list. This player caught the eye of the PSG scouts when he was playing for Napoli in the Serie A. PSG signed him from Napoli and the rest is history. Cavani went on to become the highest goal-scorer in PSG’s history, scoring 200 goals in 301 appearances across all competitions. Cavani later fell out of favor when Tuchel took over as the manager and left PSG. Ever since Cavani has been a free agent.

Cavani had humble beginnings. He was born in Salto, an Uruguayan city about 500km from the country’s capital Montevideo. Since leaving PSG Cavani is back in Uruguay spending quality time with his family. Cavani has always been open about it on his Instagram handle. Cavani hasn’t lost one bit of his footballing physique. He has been working out a lot and has kept himself fit in spite of being out of playing time for long. His dedication is worth admiring.

Apart from training, Cavani has been spending a lot of time on his family ranch in Uruguay. He loves to spend time in the Uruguayan countryside. Cavani’s current favorite seems to be his little daughter India. He consistently posts videos on Instagram, spending time with her. Cavani’s elder brother Christian is also a footballer and both of them enjoy great camaraderie. The family has been having quality time in the lockdown on its ranch.

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Cavani is now looking to make a return to professional football again after missing out on quality game time for months. Cavani looks to be a good fit for Manchester United. United’s attack is quite young and they require a veteran like Cavani to bring in the required experience. With Odion Ighalo set to leave soon, Cavani will fit in nicely. However, Cavani’s form will be doubtful. He will have to impress on the training grounds and earn a place for himself. However, considering that United have made a move for a free agent, agreeing to pay him huge wages, it seems that United are keen on including Cavani in their squad.

Cavani will also be eager to play and impress OGS. However, considering that he hasn’t played in the Premier League in the past it would be a new experience for him. Unlike Ligue 1, where the competition isn’t huge, Cavani will certainly find it difficult to be among the goals here. A piece of recent news mentioned that Cavani was willing to enter the field immediately when he saw United struggling against Tottenham. This is proof of Cavani’s eagerness to play for United.

United will benefit from the quality that the player brings as well as in terms of fan following in Uruguay. But will Cavani be able to make a statement? Only time will answer that question. Till then, stay tuned!

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