Boca Juniors’ attempt to sign Edinson Cavani meant a lot for the Argentine side, so much so that this subject continues to be commented on in the local media.
The situation with the Manchester United player has now been mentioned by Jorge Bermudez, a member of the Xeneize council which oversees the clubs, who recalled the talks for that potential move.
Talking to ESPN Argentina (via TyC Sports), the official confirmed that Boca Juniors vice-president Juan Roman Riquelme spoke to Cavani, and revealed the argument used to attract the player to Buenos Aires.
“I remember our vice president’s conversation with Cavani. Do you know how he wanted to convince him? ‘Come and feel what it’s like to score a goal at the Bombonera’.”
At the time Boca Juniors tried to sign Cavani, claims from the Argentine media insisted that the striker wasn’t happy at Manchester United, despite the good season he’d just had at Old Trafford.
Now with him playing less, with only four appearances this season so far, and having his contract expiring at the end of the season, it seems just a matter of time until a move to La Bombonera starts doing the rounds in the local press again.
One thing is near certain… Boca Juniors will try.