According to rumours, Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is considering joining Real Madrid on a free transfer when his contract expires. The acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus in the summer transfer window has pushed the 34-year-old down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
As he return to Manchester, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner signed a two-year contract and has made a strong start to his second stint at the club.
In all competitions, he has already scored five goals, confirming his new place as the club's first-choice striker.
Cavani has been forced to play second fiddle to Ronaldo due to the latter's outstanding form, with the Uruguayan forward playing just 104 minutes in the Premier League so far this season.
In United's 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday, he was a surprise starter ahead of Ronaldo, a decision that was widely criticized, before the Portuguese star took his place early in the second half.
The veteran striker signed a one-year contract extension in May, meaning that he will be free to depart United next summer.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Cavani may decide to seek a new challenge after his current contract expires, with Real Madrid a possible destination.
According to the report, the player and his camp have already discussed a move to Madrid as they hunt for solutions ahead of next season.
From January, Cavani will be allowed to negotiate a free transfer to a foreign club, and he is rumored to be interested in joining the Spanish giants.
Cavani's decision to depart is thought to have been influenced by Ronaldo's arrival, with the former PSG striker becoming frustrated with his lack of playing time.
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