Edinson Cavani’s father Luis says the Manchester United star is keen to return to South America and has already been in touch with Boca Juniors over a summer switch.
Luis told TyC Sports: “My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again.
“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. He was always seduced by the idea of playing in Boca.
“If he returns to South America he is leaning towards Boca.”
‘El Matador’ has scored seven goals in 25 games since moving to Old Trafford on a free transfer in October. He signed a two-year contract, but both the 34-year-old and United end the deal in the summer.
Uruguay international striker Cavani was banned for three games in January and fined £100,000 for using the word ‘negrito’ in a social media post.
The episode is said to have left him feeling that he was unfairly treated by the FA.
🥇As per @CLMerlo, #Boca are in conversations with Edinson #Cavani. A deal has not been struck, but we cannot rule out a potential move. Manchester United intend on renewing his contract. pic.twitter.com/zJx7fwuadI
— Boca in English | Podcast 🏆 (@CABJ_English) March 8, 2021
The report claims that Cavani has always dreamed of plying his trade with Boca, and he has already touched base with club president Joan Roman Riquelme to express his desire for a future move to the Argentinean club.
“Boca is a giant of the world, any player would love to play for them,” said Cavani.
“There are some secrets from the talk with Roman, you have to ask him if he wants to tell them. We will see what happens in the future.”
Cavani is understood to be earning £210k per week at Old Trafford, but he would supposedly be willing to take a significant pay cut to link up with Boca Juniors.
Manchester United are said to be keen to keep the former Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli striker next season, but Cavani has yet to commit and is understood to want assurances over his role.
Speaking last month, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I can only say Edinson has done well. We’ll sit down and speak with him in the near future to see his plans and our plans.”