Much to the joy of many Manchester United supporters, Edinson Cavani this month signed a new contract with the Premier League club, confirming his stay at Old Trafford until summer 2022.

Prior to that there had been repeat claims coming from the Argentine media about a move to Boca Juniors. It was thought Cavani didn’t want to continue in English football and preferred a move to Boca so he could be closer to his native Uruguay.

Indeed, such was the confidence over a move to Boca that there were several claims in Argentina that a deal had been agreed, and the striker was ready to walk out on Manchester United.

Many of the claims stated that Juan Román Riquelme, Boca’s sporting director, had been leading the efforts to make the signing happen, in repeat contact with Cavani to convince him.

Riquelme has now confirmed that’s true and whilst he’s had to give up on the move for this summer, he’s made it clear efforts continue for a future signing.

TNT Sports quote him as saying: “I keep talking to him, I think he will be with us next year, god willing, I have been talking to him for more than a year. I was not sure that he was going to continue in England, in December he told me that he really wanted to come, it would be very nice to have him.”