Edinson Cavani agent comments should worry Man Utd fans ahead of free transfer

Manchester United are close to securing a free transfer for 33-year-old free agent Edinson Cavani.

PSG's all-time top scorer left the Parc des Princes over the summer, before being snubbed by a host of European outfits due to his hefty wage demands.

United, however, were keen to take a punt on Cavani and his wealth of experience.

Reports suggest the Uruguayan hitman will earn an eye-watering £200,000-a-week at Old Trafford.

Cavani will undoubtedly be welcomed by fans desperate for deadline day action at United – but his agent's comments back in February may dampen their spirits.

The striker's agent and brother Walter Guglielmone revealed that Cavani was keen to join Atletico Madrid, who snubbed the player after talks.

Guglielmone added that if Cavani was in it for the money alone, he would have joined United or Chelsea this summer.

“Cavani was willing to receive less than with PSG,” he said.

“Atletico could not cover the total economic cost of the operation and PSG did not want to lower the amounts he was asking for.

"Atletico Madrid did not close the agreement.

"Do you think that Edi did not play for almost a month at PSG so that I could drop the operation for a commission and that Edi did not fulfill his dream of going to Atletico Madrid?

"If it were for money, Edi would have gone to England, Manchester or Chelsea.”

Cavani's arrival is imminent.

But United legend Gary Neville isn't convinced the late signing.

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"I think my emotion yesterday when I heard about it was the feeling I probably had when Falcao signed, Ibrahimovic signed, Ighalo signed," he said on Sky Sports after United were beaten 6-1 by Tottenham.

'It's very last minute, it's come up out of nowhere. There's an element of thrill to it, an element of intrigue and excitement because he's one of the world's greatest strikers over the last five years, you hope he can come here and set the Premier League on fire.

'There is an element of how have we ended up here, Manchester United two or three months ago had a great period, great class, Marcus Rashford's work, finished third in the league, and you just though that's as close as City they can get with this squad.

'You think they can go and get three or four signings and potentially close the gap this season.

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