Manchester United have completed the signing of striker Edinson Cavani on a free transfer, the club announced on Monday. Cavani has signed a two-year deal at Old Trafford, while both the club and player have the option to break the agreement after one year.
The move comes a day after the club’s humiliating 6-1 defeat to Tottenham in the Premier League.
Cavani had been a free agent following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season after seven years at the club. United turned down the chance to sign him in January after being put off by his wage demands of £360,000-a-week. After leaving PSG, he had been offered to a string of top European clubs before United stepped up their interest last week.
United are next in action away at Newcastle on Oct. 17 and Cavani has the chance to face former club PSG in the Champions League three days later.
“Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honour to be here. I’ve worked really hard during the time off and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club,” Cavani said a statement released by the club.
“I have played in front of some of the most passionate supporters in football during my career and I know that it will be the same in Manchester. I cannot wait to experience the Old Trafford atmosphere, when it is safe for the fans to return.