MANCHESTER UNITED will have to hand Edinson Cavani a £2million pay-off this summer even if they wish to extend his stay at the club, according to r
MANCHESTER UNITED will have to hand Edinson Cavani a £2million pay-off this summer even if they wish to extend his stay at the club, according to reports.
The Uruguayan, 34, joined the Red Devils at the start of the 2020-21 campaign on a 12-month contract.
Cavani looks set to leave Man Utd at the end of the season[/caption]
The deal also included the option of a one-year extension if both Man Utd and Cavani could agree on the terms.
However, the striker has been heavily linked with a move to Boca Juniors at the end of the season as he is continually rumoured to want away from Old Trafford.
And according to The Mirror, Man Utd will have to pay Cavani £2m if he is to depart this summer due to a ‘kiss-off clause’ in his contract.
It is thought that Boca will not be able to afford the salary packet Cavani currently receives from Man Utd, which is said to be £10.5m per year.
But he could be happy to take a pay cut to move to Argentina if he is given his £2m from United.
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has scored seven goals in 28 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season.
Former United defender Marcus Rojo recently talked up the possibility of Cavani joining Boca Juniors.
He said: “I promised to take him fishing if he comes here.
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“He loves fishing, he’s always going on about it. He has a lake near his home and was always trying to get me to go out with him.”
Man Utd currently have a plethora of attacking options including the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
But Cavani does start for Solskjaer’s men away at Tottenham this afternoon.
Man Utd have impressed in the Premier League this season and look set to comfortably finish second.
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