Uruguayan striker veteran Edinson Cavani is moving from English record champions Manchester United to FC Valencia on a free transfer. As the Spanish club around coach Gennaro Gattuso announced on Monday evening, the 35-year-old Uruguayan signed a contract until 2024.
After 200 goals in 301 competitive games for Paris St. Germain, Cavani switched to the Premier League in 2020, even then on a free transfer. In Manchester, the center forward was not able to build on the goal quota from his time at PSG and at the Italian top club SSC Napoli (104 goals in 138 matches).
Cavani found the net 58 times in 133 games for Uruguay. Most recently, the national player had expressed the wish to play for his home country at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
On Monday evening he was already at the Mestalla stadium, his new home, and watched the match between FC Valencia and Atletico Madrid.