Edinson Cavani is ‘proud’ to wear the Manchester United shirt despite his father revealing the striker is unhappy at Old Trafford and is planning a summer exit.
Luis Cavani told the Argentine press that his son, 34, is eyeing a move to Boca Juniors in order to be closer to home.
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Cavani has impressed for United this season
The Uruguayan striker, snapped up by United on a free transfer last summer, has scored six Premier League goals, but found himself at the centre of a racism row resulting in a three-match ban from the FA earlier this season.
His father claims that incident left the former PSG man wanting to quit after just one season, despite an option to extend his £9m-a-year deal by an extra 12 months.
Luis told TyC Sports: “My son does not feel comfortable in England and wants to be close to the family again.
“Edinson is going to end up playing in South America.
“I want Edinson to play in a team that fights for something important.
Cavani was given a three-match suspension by the FA due to an Instagram post
“Edinson had many conversations with Riquelme and he would like to play for Boca.
“He was always seduced by the idea of playing in Boca.
“If he returns to South America he is leaning towards Boca.”
“By the middle of the year he will return to South America.
“My son’s idea is not to continue there, he wants to return.”
It is understood Cavani is also wary that a big-money striker could arrive at Old Trafford to put his first team minutes in jeopardy.
And on Wednesday morning, Cavani uploaded a picture to his Instagram account with the caption: “Proud to wear this shirt @ManUtd.”
Cavani uploaded this image to Instagram declaring he was proud to wear the Man United kit
Dwight Yorke admitted he would understand if Cavani left this summer in order to see out his career in South America.
He told the Breakfast show: “I do like Cavani, I think what he brings to the team, his energy and experience, is vital for these young players, to have someone to look up to of that calibre.
“I think one more season at United would have done him well.
“But, I can understand why at the age of 34 [he wants to leave]. He will be limited certainly in terms of his playing time at United and he wants to play more regularly.
“To go back to South America retire playing football where he will be regarded as a God in that part of the world, it’s no surprise.
“I think United now need to look at someone a bit younger and a bit more established in that attacking area to go forward and compete against the likes of Man City next season.”