Manchester United have signed former Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani on a free switch with the Uruguay worldwide penning a one-year deal, with an choice to increase for an additional 12 months, the Premier League membership stated on Monday. Manchester United’s humiliating 6-1 defeat at dwelling by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday had elevated the stress on chief government Ed Woodward to present supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some new choices.
Cavani turns into United`s fourth signing of the shut season after the Previous Trafford membership signed midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax Amsterdam and left again Alex Telles from Porto and Ivorian winger Amad Diallo from Atalanta. Cavani, who left Ligue 1 champions PSG after his contract expired final season, is the French membership’s most prolific scorer with 200 targets however has not performed since March — previous to the league season being cancelled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The 33-year-old didn’t function in PSG`s run to the Champions League closing both when the event restarted in August after media studies stated he declined to signal a short-term contract extension in June. “Manchester United is likely one of the best golf equipment on the planet, so it’s a actual honour to be right here,” Cavani, who has scored 50 occasions in 116 appearances for Uruguay, advised the membership`s web site.
“I’ve labored actually laborious in the course of the day off and I really feel desirous to compete and symbolize this unbelievable membership.”
Cavani’s signing comes after United`s curiosity in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho didn’t bear any fruit this yr, with the German membership refusing to half with the highly-rated England worldwide.
Nonetheless, Cavani presents United a special choice up entrance in assault in comparison with Anthony Martial and the membership will hope he can present a springboard like his ex-PSG strike accomplice Zlatan Ibrahimovic did when he arrived in 2016.
Ibrahimovic, who additionally moved on a free switch on the age of 34, scored 28 targets and supplied 10 assists in his debut season with United, main the membership to the League Cup and Europa League.
Cavani`s arrival can even be seen as United masking their bases with Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo set to return to Chinese language Tremendous League aspect Shanghai Shenhua when his mortgage ends in January.
“His goalscoring file for membership and nation is incredible and we’re delighted to signal a participant of his calibre,” Solskjaer stated. “He’ll deliver vitality, energy, management and an awesome mentality to the squad however, most significantly, he’ll deliver targets. He has had an excellent profession to date, profitable trophies at nearly each membership he has performed for, and he nonetheless has a lot extra to present on the highest stage.”
Manchester United are 16th within the standings with a recreation in hand heading into the worldwide break.