EDINSON CAVANI wants to stay at Manchester United beyond this season – despite the club not yet triggering his one-year extension clause.
Cavani signed a one-year deal at Old Trafford in October with the option to extend for a further season after leaving PSG.
Edinson Cavani is angling for a longer stay at Manchester United
Now with just four months left on that deal Cavani is able to talk to other clubs with a view to a wants United to take up the option of keeping him at the club, according to the Telegraph.
The 34-year-old has a healthy return of six Premier League goals this season despite mainly starting on the bench under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Cavani has enjoyed a run of starts in recent weeks, but will miss United’s Europa League clash with Real Sociedad in Turin thanks to a muscle injury.
The former Napoli hitman has added experience and knowhow to United’s young dressing room – something that has not gone unnoticed by starlet Mason Greenwood.
Greenwood praised the influence of Cavani and fellow former striker Solskjaer on his burgeoning career.
The Uruguayan veteran has a healthy return of six Premier League goals
He said: “They were both amazing players and obviously Edi is still playing and is still an amazing player.
“It’s good to have both of them around in training, as I’ve been watching Edi he’s a top striker, watching his movements, the way he heads the ball, the way he gets into the right positions it’s always a benefit to have a player like that.
“Ole has been my coach it’s good to listen to him and see what he has to say about position and stuff so it’s a positive to have them both there.”
Now Cavani is hoping he gets to keep imparting his wisdom to his young team-mates for another season with club chief Ed Woodward yet to make a decision on keeping the Uruguayan.
If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his way, however, we could be seeing the veteran in a United shirt for some time, with the manager full of praise for his No 7.
Solskjaer said: “He looks like he’s 24!
“He’s been such a great addition to the squad and to the culture in the group, showing that desire and determination and meticulousness with his attention to detail at his age.
“He has been very good for us.”