Despite all the known difficulties, Brazilian side Corinthians continue to be hopeful of signing Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani next year.
It’s well known that the player has a contract with the Red Devils running until the summer of 2022, and even if he decides to leave the club in January, there’s competition from Barcelona for his signing.
Now as journalist Jorge Nicola featured a live interview with agent André Cury, who’s known for working on several big deals, especially in his time at Barcelona, they talked about Cavani’s situation at Old Trafford.
Cury explained the scenario and pointed out a case where Corinthians would have a chance of landing the 34-year-old in January.
“He is unhappy at United. He’s a guy I already know a little about his history because we almost brought him to Palmeiras the other time,” said Cury (via Torcedores).
“He’s a guy who owns a farm in Uruguay and likes to be close to home, so in that sense there might be some possibility. Now, obviously if he has an offer from Barcelona, he won’t come to Brazil. If he has no choice other than Barcelona or that level of a big club that plays in the Champions League, then I think there’s a chance for the deal to happen, yes.”
When specifically speaking of Barcelona’s interest in Cavani, Cury explained how unpredictable the transfer plans of the Catalan side have been.
“Today, we’re not really sure of what happens at Barcelona. To give you an idea, I was still working there when they said that Suarez was old and we paid him to leave, but then they signed Aguero, who’s older than him. So, the club has been doing the things they shouldn’t do for some time now. Cavani is a great name and has the technical conditions to play for Barcelona. This can happen not because of the club’s desire, but because of the economic issue.”
Cavani has only one goal in eight appearances for Manchester United this season. His lack of playing time isn’t only because of the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, but also due to injuries. His wish to return to South America is taken by Corinthians and other Brazilian sides as their big argument to land him next year.