A lot of actions has been going on at Manchester United since yesterday as the transfer deadline approaches. Right after the completion of Daniel James's deal to Leeds United yesterday, new speculations kept trickling about a possible exit of Uruguayan forward, Edinson Cavani today before the window closes.
The 34 year old has had handful gametime since the inception of the 2021/22 season, coupled with his recent displeasure at the country's policy forbidding some international players from leaving England to represent their national teams, in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers hinted a possible departure of Cavani. In the early hours of Tuesday, August 31st, it was rumoured the Uruguayan has been linked with a move to Barcelona and negotiations with the Spanish giants was in its advanced stage. However the speculation has been quashed by renowned and reliable sports outlet, Fabrizio Romano few minutes ago.
According to the Italian journalist, both parties have disclosed there is nothing concrete in the links and Edinson Cavani will not leave Manchester United and would not joined Barcelona as speculated. Cavani joined the club from Paris Saint-Germain last season, signing a one year contract which was due to expire this year, however the club were convinced with the Uruguayan's performances, after he banged 17 goals in 39 appearances last season. As a result the club offered him another contract in May, which will keep him at the club till next year June.
Meanwhile reports from England suggest if Cavani stays, he may have to relinquish his jersey number 7 , following Ronaldo's arrival and pick the vacant 21 jersey left by Daniel James. The jersey number 7 is the iconic number of the five times Ballon d'or winner and Cavani would have no choice than to change if Ronaldo wants it.
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