United have option of extending contract for a further year; Porto left-back Alex Telles joined United earlier on Monday in £15.4m deal
Manchester United have completed the Deadline Day signing of Edinson Cavani on a one-year deal.
It was confirmed on Saturday that the 33-year-old had held discussions with the club and he has secured his move to Old Trafford ahead of Monday’s 11pm transfer deadline.
Cavani left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season after scoring 187 goals during his seven years in the French capital.
He becomes United’s second Deadline Day signing after left-back Alex Telles joined from Porto in a £15.4m deal.
“Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honour to be here,” said the Uruguay international.
“I’ve worked really hard during the time off and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible 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.
“I look forward to continuing to write my little story inside the book of football and I know that’s why my focus has to remain the same as always – work, work, work.
“I have had a conversation with the manager and this has increased my desire to wear this beautiful shirt.”
Cavani will offer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer an experienced option in attack to supplement the talents of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.
“Edinson is an experienced ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team,” said Solskjaer.
“His goalscoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre. He’ll bring energy, power, leadership and a great mentality to the squad but most importantly he’ll bring goals.
“He has had a brilliant career so far, winning trophies at almost every club he has played for, and he still has so much more to give at the highest level.
“The opportunity for our young players to learn from one of Europe’s top goalscorers over the last 10 years is fantastic and it will really benefit them going forward.
“Edinson knows exactly what it takes to succeed and we are all looking forward to seeing him make an impact at Manchester United.”
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