Back on Wednesday night, the Portuguese media was commenting on the chances that local clubs had to sign Edinson Cavani.
It was claimed that the player’s brother, Walter Guglielmone, was in the country just a few days before the striker signed for Manchester United.
Record editor-in-chief Vítor Pereira claimed it wasn’t only Benfica who were interested in the signing, as there were another big Portuguese club who were after the player.
It turns out that Vítor Pereira was back on CMTV last night, and this time, he brought a little more details on the fight for the Uruguayan star.
He claims that Cavani’s brother told Benfica that in case they didn’t reach an agreement, then the player would end up moving to their rivals Porto.
Vítor Pereira calls Walter Guglielmone an ‘artist’ for his bluff, and says that the response from the Benfica president was ‘let him go to Porto, then’.
We’ll probably never know if the Dragons’ offer existed as Edinson Cavani ended up agreeing to a one-year deal with Manchester United, with the option to extend it for a further one.
Due to quarantine rules, he won’t be able to make his debut for the Red Devils this weekend for the Newcastle game, but could make an appearance against his former club, Paris Saint-Germain, next week.