Date published: Monday 5th October 2020 10:24
Manchester United have announced the signing of Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani on a one-year deal.
The veteran attacker has joined on a free transfer following his release from Paris St Germain over the summer.
Cavani, who has won the Golden Boot in both Ligue 1 and Serie A, has signed a one-year contract. There is also the option to extend that deal for a further year.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the 33-year-old said: “Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honour to be here. I’ve worked really hard during the time off. I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club.
“I’ve played in front of some of the most passionate supporters in football during my career and I know that it will be the same in Manchester. Can’t wait to experience the Old Trafford atmosphere, when it is safe for the fans to return.
“I look forward to continuing to write my little story inside the book of football. My focus has to remain the same as always – work, work, work. I have had a conversation with the manager and this has increased my desire to wear this beautiful shirt.”
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 5, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: “Edinson is an experienced ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team. His goalscoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre.
“He’ll bring energy, power, leadership and a great mentality to the squad but, most importantly, he’ll bring goals. He has had a brilliant career so far, winning trophies at almost every club he has played for, and he still has so much more to give at the highest level.
“The opportunity for our young players to learn from one of Europe’s top goalscorers over the last 10 years is fantastic and it will really benefit them going forward.
“Edinson knows exactly what it takes to succeed and we are all looking forward to seeing him make an impact at Manchester United.”
United comings and goings
It’s been a busy day for United, with Alex Telles signing from Porto along with teenage centre-back Willy Kambwala from Sochaux.
The Red Devils have also reached an agreement to sign Atalanta winger Amad Diallo in January.
In terms of outgoings, veteran defender Chris Smalling has joined Roma on a permanent deal for a fee of round £18m.