Since Edinson Cavani started getting linked to Boca Juniors, there hasn’t been a single day without the Argentine media running stories about the Manchester United star.
Earlier today, we covered the latest claims from TNT Sports which said the Buenos Aires side have been in touch with the player, with personal talks involving president Juan Roman Riquelme taking place.
It was claimed there’s been no agreement between Cavani and Manchester United for a contract extension, and the decision on his future remains in his hands.
Now it’s time for someone well known by the Old Trafford club’s fans to comment on the situation.
That’s Marcos Rojo, who left the Red Devils for La Bombonera back in January.
The defender was interviewed by ESPN today, and confirmed that Cavani has been willing to make the move to Boca Juniors for quite a while now.
“I talk a lot with Cavani. We stayed a little time, four or five months in Manchester, but he’s a great person, we have a good relationship,” Rojo told ESPN (via TyC Sports).
“When I came here he asked how I was doing, if I was having a good time, because he saw everything in my last time in England. It’s important that great players, the size of Cavani, who’s a historical player from Uruguay and who played in very great teams, say they want to come and play at Boca. I think he speaks very well of the club and Argentine football. “
“When I told him that there was the possibility of coming to Boca, he told me that he had also spoken with Roman and that he liked the option very much, that he would be interested in the future. He has to make that decision with his family.”
Rojo also confirmed that he’s been inviting Cavani to go join him in Buenos Aires.
“I told him that if he came I’d take him fishing. He likes fishing and there in England he bothered me every day, he told me ‘bring the rods, bring the rods’. He had a lake near the house and I told him’ ‘Come here and I invite you to fish here in Argentina’.”