Edison Cavani in advance talks with Boca Juniors

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is in advanced talks with Argentine giants Boca Juniors.

Cavani has barely played for United this season due to injuries and with the club deemed to be redundant, he will be leaving in the summer as a free agent.

In general, he managed to play only 17 games in all competitions, and scored two goals in the 2020/21 season where he scored 17 goals and finished the season as a primary striker for Manchester United.

He had been linked with Boca in the summer but United convinced him to stay as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo who was the club’s main striker; The Mirror cites this as one of the reasons Cavani left this summer.

United reportedly assured Cavani that they would not bring in an extra striker at the end of last season, before moving on to Ronaldo. The report also states that Cavani has rejected several competing offers to stay at Old Trafford.

While Boca are the favorites to secure the Uruguayan signature, a handful of clubs including Atletico Madrid are said to be monitoring the player’s situation and will take a step if they fail to meet some of their goals.

Boca, who are currently second in Group B of the Argentine Premier League, want to rejuvenate their squad by signing Cavani’s stature as they face an uphill struggle to advance in the Copa Libertadores this season.