Man Utd confirm contract extension for in-form Cavani

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Man Utd confirm contract extension for in-form Cavani

Edinson Cavani has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Man Utd until 2022, the club has announced.

The Uruguayan striker, 34, has been the subject of plenty of transfer rumours in recent weeks.

to join Argentinian outfit Boca Juniors.


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But has now put an end to those suggestions by penning a new deal with the .

Speaking about the contract, Cavani revealed his dream of playing in front of a home crowd: “Over the season I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents.

“I feel a deep bond with my team-mates and the staff who work behind the scenes here. They give me extra motivation every day and I know that, together, we can achieve special things.

“From the very first moment that I arrived, I felt the confidence of the manager. As a player, this belief gives you the perfect opportunity to play your best football and I want to thank him for that.

“I have been touched with how much the supporters have wanted me to stay, and I will give everything to bring them happiness and joy with my performances on the field.

“I’ve not yet been able to play in front of the Old Trafford crowd and that is something that I cannot wait to do.”

Despite the absence of fans, Cavani has been a huge hit at Man Utd. He’s scored three goals in his last four Premier League games, helping his team to beat the likes of and Aston Villa.

Arguably his best form has come in Europe. He’s been on target five times in just three matches, in the Europa League semi-final against Roma.

The forward looks set to play an important role as United hunt the Europa League trophy.

They face Unai Emery’s Villarreal in the final on May 26.

When asked about the deal, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I said when Edinson signed, that he would bring energy, power and leadership to this group and I haven’t been proved wrong, he has been everything I thought he would be and more.

“As coaches, we knew about his goalscoring record. However, it is his personality that has brought so much to this squad, he has a winning mentality and has an unequivocal attitude to everything he does.

“Edinson is one of the last to leave the training ground and sets the tone for the upcoming youngsters with his approach to his profession every single day.

“I have always wanted him to stay and experience the way our fans will respond to him as a player, and this means he will hopefully get that opportunity.”

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CL final at Wembley looking less likely due to UEFA issues

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CL final at Wembley looking less likely due to UEFA issues

Hopes of the Champions League final being staged at Wembley appear to have receded, according to reports.

UEFA representatives met virtually with Government officials from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on Monday morning to discuss moving the all-English final to Wembley from Istanbul, after the Government’s decision on Friday to place Turkey on its high-risk ‘red list’ for international travel.

Government sources described the meeting as cordial and helpful and stated that the ball remains in UEFA’s court.


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However, according to the PA news agency, some of the assurances UEFA is looking for – particularly around quarantine-free travel for sponsors and other VIPs coming into the UK – are not straightforward for the Government to deal with at a time when border controls remain necessarily so strict amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Discussions between the Government and UEFA are ongoing, but one other option under consideration could be moving the match to Portugal. The country hosted the final stages of last season’s Champions League last August, and is on the British Government’s ‘green list’ for international travel.

This would mean players, staff and supporters of and Manchester City could return to the UK without needing to quarantine.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps said on Friday that supporters of Chelsea and Manchester City should not travel to Turkey for the match on May 29, but added that the Government was “very open” to staging it here.

Following that announcement, to host the final. However, UEFA would require big changes to be made to the ground for it to be suitable.

Turkey was placed on the Government’s ‘red list’ after a rise in coronavirus infections in the country.

It is understood UEFA was given notice of the Government’s intention to make this move well ahead of it being publicly confirmed on Friday evening.

Relations between the two are strong after UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin recognised the key role played by the Government in putting pressure on the clubs who threatened to form a .

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