Manchester United paid free agent Edinson Cavani a €9m signing bonus to come to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window, it has been revealed.
The Uruguayan hitman left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season, after a successful seven years in the French capital – becoming the club’s top scorer in the process.
Cavani becomes PSG’s all-time top scorer / Jean Catuffe/Getty Images
Cavani spent the entire summer looking for a new club, and in the final hours of the transfer window he agreed a deal with Premier League giants Man Utd, signing a one-year deal with an option to extend for a second season. what
And it was revealed on Ian McGarry and Duncan Castles’ Transfer Window Podcast that the Red Devils handed the 33-year-old a staggering €9m signing bonus, purely for agreeing to a move to Manchester.
Duncan Castles discovered through contacts at Benfica – who themselves tried to land the striker in the summer – that the handsome bonus resulted in him being lured to the Premier League.
? 7️⃣@ECavaniOfficial will become the latest red to wear our number seven shirt?#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 6, 2020
Cavani will wear the iconic number seven jersey for the Red Devils, as they hope to score goals to turn their fortunes around after a disappointing start to the new season. Man Utd have lost two of their three Premier League matches, and were beaten 6-1 by Tottenham Hotspur before the international break.
These poor results led to Porto signing defender Alex Tellis and signing Cavani as a free agent. The former Napoli star boasts one of the best scoring records in Europe over the past decade, averaging 24 goals a season since joining I Partenopei in 2010.
The forward scored 200 goals in all competitions during his seven years in Paris, winning six league titles in his time there, and picking up the Golden Boot in two of those campaigns.