Edinson Cavani was one step away from being a Boca Juniors player: what details remain for the pass to be set

Cavani, one step away from reaching Boca Juniors
Cavani, one step away from reaching Boca Juniors

These are decisive hours for South American football. in the next few hours Edinson Cavani’s arrival at Boca Juniors could be formalizedin what would be one of the most important assists in Argentine football history.

The 35-year-old Uruguayan striker would have accepted to play in Xeneize and now the steps to follow in the negotiation would be on the side of the club that has Juan Román Riquelme as the main face of football. What will have to be resolved in the next few hours will be the economic scenario with the offer that Ribera’s club will make.

The intention of Riquelme and the Football Council is that Cavani will not only join until the start of the World Cup in Qatar, which begins on November 21, but that the essential idea is that the former Manchester United striker remains to play in 2023 the Copa Libertadores and the rest of the competitions with the blue and gold jersey.

There is a key fact in the negotiations: Next Monday, August 8 at 8:00 p.m., the in-country transfer window will close. Therefore, the agreement between the two parties must be against the clock. It’s important to note that Cavani’s intention was to continue playing in Europe, where the transfer window will remain open until the 31st of this month. The fact that Villarreal’s offer was not firm would have led the Uruguayan striker to decide on Xeneize in order to have the desired football continuity for the World Cup and that the manager of the Uruguayan national team, Diego AlonsoI would have asked.

Cavani has just played the last two seasons at Manchester United (REUTERS)
Cavani has just played the last two seasons at Manchester United (REUTERS)

More than an offer Edi would have had from German Borussia Dortmund, which the striker would have rejected for not wanting to go to a country to which it is difficult for him and the rest of his family to adapt, the possibility of yellow submarine It was the most reliable until today as the Spanish side are managed by Emery, who he shared time with during his time at PSG. Beyond this scenario, the Iberian team must sell at least one player to allow the arrival of Cavani for the Fair play financial.

The deal between the parties is said to be set long ago, as Xeneize’s vice-president has been in contact with the Uruguayan since last year. One of the issues that concerned Boca Juniors was the duration of their relationship with the entity, since Xeneize no longer participates in the Copa Libertadores. However, according to reports from across the Río de la Plata, The striker would arrive for a year and a half, to play in the team that Ibarra leads today until December next year.

Decisive hours are coming to find out if any of the novels in the Argentinian and South American pass market will have a happy ending for Boca Juniors fans. Will Cavani wear blue and yellow? This Saturday, the team will receive Platense for the 12th date of the Professional League tournament and it is possible that the Bombonera will already start chanting the name of the Uruguayan who dreamed of playing in the same jacket as his idol, Butter Martinez.


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