While being a Manchester United fan comes with the tediously incessant links to players from all four corners of the globe, many rumours inevitably have some truth to them.
This was seemingly the case in January, when Solskjær’s reds were one of a slew of clubs linked to out of favour Uruguayan marksman Edinson Cavani.
While the PSG frontman was on the verge of sealing a deal to join South American compatriot Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid, an agreement could not be reached before Friday’s 11pm deadline.
This failure sparked an angry reaction from Atleti President Enrique Cerezo, who criticised Cavani’s brother and agent Walter Guglielmone of trying to “rob” the Madrid club.
In light of these comments, Cadena Ser reached out to Guglielmone for a response.
Guglielmone explained, “if it were for money, Edi would have gone to England, Manchester (United) or Chelsea.”
The Uruguayan agent continued, “Do you think that Edi did not play for almost a month with the PSG so that I could drop the operation for a commission and that Edi did not fulfil his dream of going to Atletico Madrid?”
These comments were echoed by the player’s mother, Berta Gómez, who in an exclusive interview with AS, argued “Edinson did not want money to be a problem, because if it had been for money he would have gone to Manchester United, Chelsea or Inter Miami, who made an important offer for him.
“Let no one forget that my son has an impeccable career, he is a complete professional, and that the pressure he put on PSG with not playing to go out to Atletico is a stain on his career.”
Source: Sport Witness