Manchester United complete signing of Edinson Cavani

Manchester United completed the signing of veteran striker Edinson Cavani on a free transfer on deadline day.

Iran PressEurope: The Uruguay international had been without a club since leaving PSG in the summer when his contract expired.

The 33-year-old has signed a two-year contract and it is thought he will earn around £175,000-a-week at Old Trafford.

Cavani, with 341 club goals since arriving in Europe at Palermo in 2007, played for PSG for seven seasons, joining from Napoli in 2013 and is the French outfit’s top-scoring player with 200 goals, usurping Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the crown in 2018.

He said upon signing: "Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honor to be here. I’ve worked really hard during the time off and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club."

"I have 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. I cannot wait to experience the Old Trafford atmosphere when it is safe for the fans to return," he added.

“I look forward to continuing to write my little story inside the book of football and I know that’s why 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.”

As well as goals, Cavani brings a glut of trophy-winning experience, which includes six Ligue 1 titles, while he has also scored 50 goals in 116 appearances for Uruguay.


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