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Cavani increasingly likely to leave Manchester United and sign for Boca Juniors, says father

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Edinson Cavani’s father Luis has revealed his son is increasingly likely to leave Manchester United and sign for Boca Juniors this summer. 

Cavani is reportedly unsettled at Old Trafford and is keen to move to Boca with a ‘60%’ chance he will return to South America when his one-year deal ends in June. Cavani’s father also believes the striker’s  “nonsense” three-match ban earlier this season for using a racially offensive term on social media has had a bearing on his son, insisting he is not racist and that they use the term all the time.

“There’s a 60 percent chance of Edinson coming to South America. We’re very excited,” he told Argentinian broadcaster TYC Sports.

“We’ve always gone to visit him and he’s played in some beautiful cities where he’s been made to feel very welcome. He’s really endeared himself to everyone and has made friendships.

“But he doesn’t feel comfortable where he is at the moment. He’s been thinking about being closer to his family for over two years now and that’s the reason why I think Edi will end up playing for a club in South America. I’d like him to join a team that has a chance of winning something. Here in Uruguay, there’s no chance of that happening.” 

“We’ve spoken to Edinson and he’s always leant towards Boca Juniors because he’s had so many conversations with (manager Juan Roman) Riquelme about it. I know he’d like to play and be nearer to his home country so that we can all be in closer proximity.”

“When a player is already thinking that they want to come back from Europe, it goes against their performance level, but there are a range of factors. I think you have to love your football and find the place where you feel comfortable. I think Boca might be the place where Edinson finishes his career and feels comfortable.”

“Knowing Edi, based on what we’ve spoken about and everything he’s discussed with Riquelme, he’s leaning towards Boca. I think he’ll come back halfway through the year. He has to sit down with his current club and reach an agreement if they want him to stay or if Edinson withdraws his contract to come here.”

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