Juventus ‘turned down opportunity’ to sign Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani shortly after Cristiano Ronaldo headed in the opposite direction to return to Old Trafford
- Juventus lost Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United in the summer
- Ronaldo’s arrival has sparked speculation about Edinson Cavani’s future at United
- The Uruguayan striker was reportedly offered to Juventus after Ronaldo’s move
Juventus have reportedly turned down the option of signing Edinson Cavani at the end of the summer transfer window.
The striker will face additional competition at Manchester United this season after the club brought Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
Cavani has since lost his number seven shirt to the Portuguese star and it has also sparked speculation about his own future at Old Trafford.
Edinson Cavani was reportedly offered to Juventus before the end of the summer
And according to calciomercato, the 34-year-old was offered to the Serie A giants despite signing a new one-year contract at Old Trafford only in May.
Ronaldo’s departure from the club left them without a striker and they eventually took over Moise Kean from Everton.
However, it is claimed that Juventus ‘never considered Cavani’ because of the Uruguayan striker’s high wages.
The striker is on a £250,000-a-week contract in Manchester and Serie A is currently in a difficult economic situation.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has sparked speculation about Cavani .’s future
Juventus coach Max Allegri was ‘confused’ after club let Ronaldo go to United
Cavani enjoyed a successful debut season with the Red Devils, scoring 17 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions.
However, it is expected that he will now be behind Ronaldo in the pecking order and could become more of an option from the bench.
Juventus boss Max Allegri was reportedly left furious after the club allowed Ronaldo to join the former United.
He reportedly told the club hierarchy that “these were not the agreements” when he accepted a proposal to rejoin the club.
They also took over Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo this summer, but improvements to the squad were not to the extent expected for a side that finished fourth last season.
Cavani, who signed a new contract in May, scored 17 goals for Manchester United last season