Edinson Cavani insists he is ‘proud’ to wear the Manchester United shirt amid claims he wants to leave the club at the end of the season.
Uruguayan forward Cavani signed for United on a one-year deal last summer as a free agent following his release from Paris Saint-Germain and has had a positive impact at the club, scoring seven goals and laying on two assists.
However, his father Luis sensationally claimed on Tuesday that his son ‘does not feel comfortable’ at United and wants to leave at the end of the season.
United were set to hold talks to gauge whether he wanted to stay at the club for a second season, however that is looking increasingly unlikely after his father’s claim.
Reports this week linked Cavani with a move to Argentine giants Boca Juniors and Luis has confirmed that he has held talks with the club’s 2nd vice-president Juan Román Riquelme.
“My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again,” he told TyC Sports.
“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 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.”
He continued: “By the middle of the year he will return to South America.
“My son’s idea is not to continue there, he wants to return.”
However, there has now been another twist in the saga after Cavani took to social media on Tuesday night to post a picture of himself in full United kit along with the caption: “Orgulloso de vestir esta camiseta” – which translates as ‘proud to wear this shirt.’