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Cavani admits that Man Utd showed interest in him 10 years ago

Tue 16 March 2021 | 10:58

The Uruguay international moved to Old Trafford last summer but revealed that United’s interest in him started when he was at Palermo.

Edinson Cavani

has admitted that he could have joined

Manchester United

a decade prior to his actual move in 2020 as they were eyeing the striker when he was playing for

Palermo

.

The prolific striker was establishing himself back then, with his impressive performance catching the attention of

Napoli

and

Paris Saint-Germain

.

When the Uruguayan striker became a free agent, he made the move to England.

Cavani told Inside United:

“Just imagine it!

“I can’t remember exactly what happened. I do remember there was talk about one or two different teams, but hey, if I’d had that opportunity [to join United], I would have taken it, of course I would, without giving it a second thought.

“I don’t remember definitively if that was the case. But what I do remember is that I was due to travel to the World Cup in South Africa, and during that tournament, I had a conversation with Napoli, and well, told them if they had faith in me and wanted me to go there, trust and confidence are worth a lot to me, and so I made my decision and after Palermo I made the move to Napoli.”

Cavani has met the target 37 times for Palermo in 117 games, he then scored 104 goals for Napoli which saw him a hefty transfer to PSG. He found the back of the net 200 times in 301 appearances during a record-breaking spell at Le Parc des Princes.

Speculations surrounding another move are raising as his contract was for one year, with

Boca Juniors

keen on acquiring the 34-year-old’s services.

Regarding his time with iconic figures across the years, he added:

“Yes, I’ve been lucky enough to have played alongside some great footballers. And when you do play with top players, it allows you to grow and improve.

“I’ve always had that desire to improve and develop my game, and to take things from one player or another. If I were to start listing each of their attributes, I reckon it would be an awfully long interview because they all have their own individual qualities.

“You had a player like Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] who was highly competitive. He was always up for the fight and he really hated to lose. None of us like losing but he has always shown that even more than most, through his character and how he is.

“I played with Ney [Neymar] also, as well as with Kylian [Mbappe]. Everyone knows about Ney, don’t they… he has magic in his feet. Kylian has huge skill and technique as well as great pace. They are really top-class players.”


source: SportMob