Manchester United will be targeting a new striker next summer because Edinson Cavani is set to leave the club if his contract runs out.
Edinson Cavani joined Manchester United as a free agent when his contract runs out at Paris Saint Germain, he came to England and he has done really well.
Manchester United persuaded him to sign a new one-year deal and that’s the reason why he stayed at the club for one more season. It seems like his time at the club is coming to an end.
Barcelona and other clubs showed an interest in him, but Ralf Rangnick declined. He wants the Uruguayan forward to stay at the club until the end of the season.
The German manager was asked during his press conference ahead of the today’s game against Brighton. He claimed that Edinson Cavani has a few months left on his current contract.
There’s a big possibility that Manchester United will sign a new forward next summer. The club’s main target is Darwin Nunez and he could be the favorite striker to replace Edinson Cavani.
We’ll be revealing everything you need to know about the Benfica’s wonderkid, who is on fire in the Portuguese league.
Who Is Darwin Nunez?
Darwin Nunez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a forward for Portuguese club Benfica.
Darwin Nunez was born in Artigas, Uruguay and he is 22 years old. He will turn 23 years old in the upcoming months (June 24).
The Manchester United target started his youth career at La Luz and he also played for the Penarol academy.
How Many Clubs Has He Played For So Far?
1. Penarol: 2017-2019
The Uruguayan youngster started making waves in football from Penarol and he did extremely well for the team. He came through the academy in 2017.
A lot of clubs showed an interest in him, but he decided to move to a small club where he could get more playing time while coming up.
Darwin Nunez left the club in 2019 after an impressive season with Penarol.
2. Almeria: 2019-2020
Darwin Nunez joined Almeria in 2019 after his departure from Penarol. He showed that he has what it takes to play at the highest level.
He scored more than 14 league goals with the Spanish side. He only spent one season with the club. Darwin Nunez is a promising talent and Benfica sent scouts to watch him.
After a promising start to life at Almeria, the Uruguayan forward didn’t hesitate to take his chance by joining Benfica after the Portuguese side showed an interest in him.
He left Almeria in 2020 after a wonderful season with the Spanish side.
3. Benfica: 2020-
Darwin Nunez is currently in the category of the likes of Joao Felix, Dusan Vlahovic and Bukayo Saka.
He has turned things around at Benfica after he made a move to the club. He has scored more than 20 league goals for the club.
He is a born scorer and he will be compared to Erling Haaland if he joined Manchester United next summer. He is the perfect replacement for Edinson Cavani, he is very good in front of goals and he is still young.
Darwin Nunez With The Uruguay National Team
The Manchester United target made a breakthrough to the Uruguay national team, when he was still playing for Almeria.
He made a breakthrough in 2019 and he has so far played 8 matches for the Uruguay first team. He scored two goals and I believe that he will score more goals when Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani leave the way.
Darwin Nunez Has A Kid?
The Uruguayan forward is in a relationship with Lorena Manas and they both announced the birth of their child (boy) in (5, January 2022).