With Argentine newspaper Olé carrying a front page the news that Boca Juniors could sign Edinson Cavani from Manchester United this summer, the rumour obviously made some a lot of noise in South America.
There are many people hopeful that the Uruguayan star could give up on his career in Europe and finally move closer to his family, and that’s pointed out as the main reason why he’d accept the move.
However, there’s part of the local media who are still a little sceptical about his arrival happening in the summer. That’s the case of ESPN Argentina.
Reporter Augusto César, their Boca Juniors correspondent, was the one who last week broke the news regarding a potential move in 2022. Now when asked about the situation, he stands by his original claims.
The journalist says that in his opinion, it’s ‘impossible’ that Cavani would leave Manchester United for the Buenos Aires side this year. He claims it’s ‘clear’ that negotiations are going on and that president Juan Roman Riquelme will make a new attempt in the summer, but insists that a move would be more likely in 2022 or 2023.
Cavani’s potential move to Boca Juniors has also been commented on by former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan. Interviewed by Sport 890 (via TyC Sports), the 41-year-old claimed he sees no reason for it to happen now, even though that can’t be ruled out.
“I find it strange that Cavani goes to Boca now, but I don’t have any information either and I don’t want to say anything that can be taken out of context. Maybe there are personal things that I don’t know.”