Edinson Cavani could leave Man Utd for Boca Juniors in summer with Marcos Rojo 'doing his bit' to pull off transfer
ARGENTINE giants Boca Juniors have stepped up their attempts to prise Edinson Cavani away from Manchester United, it's claimed.
The Uruguay striker, 34, signed a one-year deal at Old Trafford last October after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
And he has already become a huge favourite with the Red Devils after seven goals in 24 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
However, United have yet to take up their option to extend his stay by another year with the hotshot believed to be keen on staying.
And now Ole.com claims he could join Boca on a free transfer this summer.
Boca vice-president Juan Roman Riquelme has spoken several times in recent months with the striker about joining the Buenos Aires outfit.
Ex-United defender Marcos Rojo, who now plays for Boca, also stepped up their charm offensive at the weekend by sending Cavani best wishes on his birthday.
And a source close to Cavani allegedly said: “As well as he is playing right now, he is very family-minded and he misses them a lot.
“He likes to be in his home town of Salto, out in the fields with his horses.
“Joining Boca would give him that opportunity. He'd still be playing competitive football, but just be five hours away from his home.
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“Edi is tailor-made for Boca, and they would love him. He has played at three World Cups, he has won the Copa America and various trophies in Europe.
“But he has never won the Copa Libertadores. It is a trophy that every South American player wants to hold in his hands.”
A pal of Rojo also allegedly added: “Marcos will do his bit to bring Cavani to Boca.”
Speaking in October regarding a switch to Boca, Cavani said: “I spoke with Riquelme. There were secrets that I can't reveal.
“You'll have to ask him – but we spoke about a future together.”
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