Details revealed as Man United striker ready to terminate contract to join Barcelona in January
Word stemming from the media late on Thursday has pointed towards progress being made in a potential joining of forces between FC Barcelona and Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani.
It is of course common knowledge that, ahead of the January transfer window reopening, La Liga giants Barcelona are on the lookout for attacking reinforcements.
New boss Xavi Hernandez has been left with something of a conundrum in the attacking third over his first few weeks in the job at the Camp Nou, owing to a terrible stretch of luck on the personnel front.
As things stand, all of Martin Braithwaite, Memphis Depay and Ansu Fati are on the sidelines, due to respective fitness issues. Sergio Aguero, meanwhile, was this week forced to announce his retirement from the game.
Add to this the fact that Antoine Griezmann was allowed to secure a return to Atletico Madrid during the summer, opening the door for the bizarre arrival of out-of-favour Luuk de Jong, and the woes facing Xavi up top become clear for all to see.
In turn, it will no doubt come as a boost to all associated with Barcelona to hear that progress appears to be very much on the cards towards securing fresh attacking options following the turn of the year.
The player tipped to link up with the Blaugrana? Edinson Cavani.
As per a report from TNT Sports Argentina, Cavani is prepared to terminate his contract with Manchester United six months early, to secure a move to the Camp Nou in January:
🚨 ¿SORPRESA? 🚨
Edinson Cavani rescindiría su contrato con Manchester United para convertise en jugador de Barcelona 🔥
¿Y Boca? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/LzNgDrkhi2
— TNT Sports Argentina (@TNTSportsAR) December 16, 2021
Not only that, but an insight into the potential terms on offer to the Uruguayan in Catalunya has too been provided.
Spanish journalist Gerard Romero reports that those in a position of power at Barca are ready to table a proposal worth 3.5 million euro, plus a further million in bonuses, for the remainder of the campaign.
Beyond this, Cavani would earn a guaranteed 4.5 million euro, along with a possible added 1.5 million, across 2022/23:
🚨 Contamos en @JijantesFC
La propuesta para Cavani del Barça de año y medio
Hasta junio ficha de 3.5M + 1 en variables en función de rendimiento
El siguiente: 4M + 1.5 en variable por rendimiento y títulos#jijantesfc #mercato pic.twitter.com/N0iAf3lBJQ
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) December 16, 2021
A further update just moments ago, meanwhile, points towards a deal now being imminent between the parties, with Cavani understood to have informed Boca Juniors, also interested in his signature, that he has already given his word to Barca:
⚠️🔵🔴 Informa @TyCSports que Cavani ha confirmado a los dirigentes de Boca Juniors, club que lo pretendía, que en enero firmará por el Barça #fcblive pic.twitter.com/F1ItyDQCLj
— Albert Rogé (@albert_roge) December 16, 2021
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