With Edinson Cavani still to get a start for Manchester United, there’s a reason some fans from other clubs think he’d be better off elsewhere.
This is the case of Napoli, who had been linked to the striker in the summer, and now have supporters saying he should’ve returned to the club.
Cavani played for the Serie A side between 2010 and 2013, when he scored 104 goals in 138 appearances for them, before moving to Paris Saint Germain.
Now with Napoli fans asking for his return, they were given a quite sour response from journalist Raffaele Auriemma. On Radio Marte show Si Gonfia La Rete, the host claimed that the striker never wanted to go back to the Italian side.
“Why didn’t Napoli reprise Edinson Cavani, whose return would’ve made the fans dream? Notwithstanding the fact that Victor Osimhen has been taken, who’s a great talent and will have the opportunity to expose himself, if he’s given the right time, it’s good to know that Cavani did not want to go back to Napoli,” he said (via Area Napoli).
“That’s right: ‘In the Neapolitan square he made history and he’s remembered as the great Matador, so what am I going to do, to hibernate?’. The idea was this, so to speak. Instead, yes he’s transferred to Manchester United, a great club that gave him a lot of money: so much that Napoli could never have assured him. In short, forget it: he didn’t want to come. For 15 million a year, maybe, a little thought would have done it? I don’t think he’d have earned that money somewhere else.”
As Cavani works to be in the ideal physical shape after his quarantine, he’s been used in only four Manchester United games so far, which were against RB Leipzig, Chelsea, Istambul Basaksehir and Arsenal. That’s a total of 85 minutes played, so he barely had a chance to do something.