Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Benfica. At some point this summer, they all wanted Edinson Cavani in their ranks, but Matador, in the real drama of the last day, still chose to continue his career at Manchester United.
At Old Trafford, he received the legendary jersey with the number "7", which was once worn by George Best, Brian Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and even Angel di Maria, Memphis Depay.. Four days after he signed a contract with United, the dust still does not settle due to Cavani's decision to come to Manchester and try out in the Premier League at the age of 33.
That decision, however, was lubricated with a serious amount of money, and the amount of 11,000,000 euros is mentioned in the name of the annual salary. However, how did the cooperation come about? There is a story in the media that former United midfielder Ander Herrera played a big role in Cavani's transfer.
"I feel very motivated and I want to start training and working with new teammates as soon as possible. The best thing is that the club really showed a desire to bring me. That's why I was eager to come to United. My idea was to sign for a great club ", said Cavani in the first statement for the official website of the Devil.
According to his own confession, before coming to United, he rejected many offers "I really had a lot of options, but it was not easy for me to choose. This is not a good moment for sports and the world. But, I was very attracted by the opportunity to play in England and even more to play for Manchester United.
Coming here is a great motivation for me, because I still have an incredible desire to compete and do my best ", says Cavani and pours praise: "I could not miss the chance to play in the Premier League, which is attracting a lot of interest.
The best league in the world at the moment is something special in the world of sports, and United is a global brand. " Cavani also confirmed that before coming to United, he consulted with Ander Herrera, but also with Angel di Maria, who played for the Devils, although not with much success… "We talked a lot about United, considering that we played together for PSG for a long time.
They gave me a clear idea of where I was coming from and what awaited me. I really appreciate Ander, because he is such a person who does everything he can to help others and always invests that extra effort. He told me a lot about United. After talking to him, I arranged a transfer to United. "