KEY POINTS

  • Manchester United and Edinson Cavani have agreed to a one-year extension 
  • A transfer insider insists the Red Devils are still keeping tabs on Harry Kane
  • Cavani is positive about winning at Old Trafford

Manchester United could be up for something big in the No. 9 position.

After being linked to a move to Argentine side Boca Juniors, Edinson Cavani has decided to prolong his stay at Old Trafford and agreed to another one-year deal with Manchester United.

While it has become apparent that the Red Devils will still have Cavani as one of their primary strikers, “The Transfer Window podcast ” broadcaster and famed transfer insider Ian McGarry insisted that according to the “information” he has gathered from the club, Manchester United would still pursue Tottenham marksman Harry Kane.

“Cavani’s contract has led to people speculating [Manchester] United will not look to sign another striker in the summer,” McGarry said. “However, we have checked this and it is our information that that is not the case. It’s certainly not the case in the Harry Kane story.”

“Kane is very much desired by Manchester United,” he added. “They of course will be frightened somewhat of [Tottenham chief] Daniel Levy’s £170 million ($239 million) asking price for his captain. That is unrealistic in the current financial environment anyway. But it is our information that Kane is still very much on United’s radar.”

Tottenham striker Harry Kane now has 150 Premier League goals Tottenham striker Harry Kane now has scored over 150 Premier League goals Photo: POOL / Dave Thompson

Whatever happens in the reported pursuit of Kane, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pleased to have Cavani, who has made his mark on Manchester United by scoring 14 goals in 32 matches across all competitions this season, on his squad once again.

“Next season, he’ll come ready. He’ll be fit when he comes pre-season,” Solskjaer told Manchester United’s official website of Cavani. “This year, he had seven months of no football to catch up and that’s not easy – he’s had a couple of niggles because of that.”

“He comes in every day, he does everything right,“ the manager continued. "He gives us a No.9 position. I don’t know how many games we’ll get out of him but, of course, he’s one of the best no.9s in the world at the moment.”

Cavani, on the other hand, is optimistic that Manchester United will continue to be productive as a unit, having “developed a great affection” for the famed club.

“Over the season I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents,” the Uruguayan striker told the club’s official website. “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.”