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Ex-Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani on the brink of joining LaLiga side Valencia

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Ex-Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is poised to join Valencia at LaLiga as manager Gennaro Gattuso calls the Uruguay veteran ‘not a normal player’ and praises his ‘incredible mentality’

  • Edinson Cavani on the verge of moving to LaLiga by moving to Valencia on a free transfer
  • The striker left Man United when his deal ended at the end of the 2021-2022 term
  • Valencia manager Gennaro Gattuso is clearly an admirer of the ex-PSG hotshot
  • Gattuso praised Cavani’s ‘incredible mentality’ and praised his technical qualities

Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani is poised to return to club football after his release from Manchester United when he completes a move to Valencia, Spain.

Cavani spent nearly two years at United before leaving Old Trafford when his contract expired at the end of the 2021/2022 season and now he is ready to join the Liga squad as manager Gennaro Gattuso enters his first season as manager begins.

“When you talk about Cavani, he’s not a normal player,” Gattuso said Monday ahead of Atlético Madrid’s arrival from Valencia, adding that club owner Peter Lim was behind the veteran’s arrival.

Valencia manager Gennaro Gattuso has overseen a win and a defeat at the club so far this season

The Spanish side had no backup plan when they were transfer target Edinson Cavani .  chased

The Spanish side had no backup plan when they were transfer target Edinson Cavani . chased

He has played for a long time at big clubs and at the highest level. He’s 35, but he has an incredible mentality.

“I’m talking about the technical part, not the money – that’s not my problem and they’re two different things.”

Valencia, who failed to get a shot on target in their first defeat of the season at Athletic Bilbao on August 21, have beaten Real Sociedad by signing Cavani by giving him a two-year contract that is twice as long as their rivals, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The transfer specialist says Cavani is discussing the final elements of the contract and will undergo a medical examination.

Cavani will make Valencia his first club since leaving Man United at the end of last season

Cavani will make Valencia his first club since leaving Man United at the end of last season

Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani scored 19 goals in 59 appearances for United after moving to the Premier League on transfer deadline day in October 2020 and scoring 12 times in the top division.

The Europa League finalist with United in 2021 scored twice in 20 games in 2021-22, closing his account with the only goal of the game at home to West Ham in January.

The 2011 Copa America winner won the Ligue 1 title with PSG six times and helped the club reach the 2020 Champions League final.

Valencia beat visitors Girona on the opening day of the season to sit 14th in LaLiga.

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