Solskjaer to discuss Man Utd contract extension with Cavani

Stefan Bienkowski
Stefan Bienkowski Updated: 19 May 2021 15:43 BST 2 min read
Solskjaer to discuss Man Utd contract extension with Cavani

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that the club will sit down with Edinson Cavani to discuss a contract extension in the near future. 

The Uruguayan striker joined the Premier League side last summer on a one-year deal and has surprised fans and critics alike with his performances for the club. 

So far this season Cavani has managed seven goals and two assists in just 1,264 minutes of football and has proved to be an ideal option off the bench for Solskjaer when his team has needed a goal. 

Such has been the 34-year-old’s contribution to the side this season, that it seems as though Man United may be interested in extending Cavani’s stay beyond the terms of his current contract – which expire at the end of this season. 

“I’ve been impressed by him,” said Solskjaer when he spoke to the media on Friday afternoon

“He’s really gelled in the group and we’ll sit down with him and speak with him of course in the near future to see his plans and our plans.

“It’s a good discussion to have. We always speak to the players and with his contract situation at the moment we’re very pleased with what he’s done.”

Signing Cavani on to a further season at the club would not only provide additional cover for Solsjkaer’s side in the attacking positions, but it would perhaps also allow Man United to avoid the need to buy a new striker this summer. 

According to reports in England, the Old Trafford side have been linked with numerous strikers, such as Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland

If the club are unwilling to part with at least £100 million to sign either of those two goal scorers, they may then wish to make do with Cavani as a useful alternative to the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial for a further season. 

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