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Manchester United star could have joined Real Madrid or Juventus

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New Manchester United striker reportedly had the opportunity to play for two big clubs one from Spain and one from Italy.

There was a lot of questions as to where Edinson Cavani would head to this season as his contract was not renewed by his old club in the previous one. The Uruguayan striker gave seven years of his prime to Paris Saint-Germain and became their record goalscorer with 200 goals scored. Any club in the world would benefit from Cavani’s immense knowledge of the game and his goal-scoring abilities. Real Madrid and Juventus were reportedly closing in on the striker before he chose to join Manchester United instead.

The 33-year-old striker was reaching the end of his prime and decided to join the Red Devils on a 12 months contract which can be extended at the end of the season. Cavani has had an illustrious career so far, winning six Ligue 1 trophies, seven french super cup trophies, and many more. He has also won many individual awards for his goal-scoring abilities. He won the golden boot in the Ligue 1 twice in 2016/17 (35 goals) and 2017/18 (28 goals).

His time was however coming to an end with the French Giants and it was quite evident as he only started 12 times for the club in all competition last season. The Uruguayan along with fellow teammate, Thiago Silva, both decided to come to the Premier League as that is the most famous league in the world and many players want to play in that league at least once before hanging up their boots. Both the veterans decided to try out English football before retiring albeit in different clubs.

Cavani would have liked to give the PSG fans a UEFA Champions League trophy before leaving but could not do it as his team narrowly lost to Bayern Munich in the finals. He was still good enough to be wanted as a secondary striker for Real and Juve and the latter even offered him a lucrative two years deal which would have seen him make 8 million euros per year. However, he chose Manchester United and will be hoping to make an impact in the theater of Dreams.

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