Edinson Cavani is UNHAPPY at Manchester United and could be in line for a move to Corinthians, reveals agent… with Barcelona also interested in Uruguay forward
Edinson Cavani is dissatisfied at Manchester United and could be set for a return to South America with Corinthians, according to an agent.
After agreeing a new 12-month contract in the summer, former PSG star Cavani has made just three starts for United this season due to a tendon problem in his leg and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sportsmail understands the 34-year-old Uruguayan forward is a target for Barcelona in the January transfer market, but that United want him to see out the remaining six months of his contract.
Edinson Cavani is dissatisfied at Manchester United and could join Corinthians, according to an agent
A tendon problem and the return of Cristiano Ronaldo has restricted him to three starts
However, in a live interview with journalist Jorge Nicola, Andre Cury – an agent involved in taking Neymar to Barcelona in 2013 – believes there is a situation which could see Cavani link up with Brazilian outfit Corinthians.
‘He is unhappy at United. He’s a guy I already know a little about his history because we almost brought him to Palmeiras the other time,’ Cury told Torcedores via Sport Witness.
‘He’s a guy who owns a farm in Uruguay and likes to be close to home, so in that sense there might be some possibility.
‘Now, obviously if he has an offer from Barcelona, he won’t come to Brazil.
The Uruguayan is a target for Xavi (right) and Barcelona in next month’s transfer window
‘If he has no choice other than Barcelona or that level of a big club that plays in the Champions League, then I think there’s a chance for the deal [with Corinthians] to happen, yes.’
Cavani impressed in his first season at Old Trafford, scoring 17 goals after joining in October 2020.
He was then linked with a move to Boca Juniors last summer but was convinced by ex-United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to pen a one-year extension in May this year.
The 34-year-old could now leave in January, six months after penning his new deal, with Argentine outlet TyC claiming he has rejected Boca Juniors and has his heart set on a move to Barcelona next month.
Former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer convinced Cavani to prolong his United stay in May