Cavani’s future with Man United was thrown under the brecently when reports emerged that the Uruguayan would switch clubs in the middle of the season.
United’s interim boss, Ralf Rangnick, however, cleared the air by confirming the striker will, in fact, see out his current deal.
“I told him that if it was up to me I would want him to stay, and I had a conversation with him. We spoke for almost half an hour, and he told me he will definitely stay, and would want to stay until the end of the season,” Rangnick told the press.
“Not only because I told him that he should stay or has to stay, he did it on his own behalf, and he told me that I can rely on him to stay until the end of the season and give his very best.”
Barcelona’s pursuit of signing a centre forward took a hit, but they can now open negotiations with the veteran forward given that he is ready to assess his future options.
As for Barcelona though, they need an assessment of their own. Cavani may seem like an extraordinary signing but he sure does not fit Xavi’s agenda of building a squad around youth.