Boca Juniors signs Edinson Cavani from Valencia on free transfer

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Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani (36) has officially joined Boca Juniors after his contract with Valencia in LaLiga was terminated.

The Argentine club announced the signing on Saturday, revealing that Cavani has agreed to an 18-month contract. 

Boca Juniors has requested extra time from the Argentine FA to register Cavani for the Copa Libertadores round of 16, according to local media reports.

“Happy to have you home,” Buenos Aires-based club wrote on X social media, formerly known as Twitter, along with a video welcoming the much-travelled player.

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Cavani, who started his career with Uruguay’s Danubio, then made the move to Europe in 2007 when he joined Palermo. After spending four seasons there, he transferred to Napoli, where he had an impressive record of 104 goals in 138 games and also won the Coppa Italia. 

In 2013, he signed with Paris Saint-Germain and played for them for seven years, becoming the club’s leading scorer of all time. However, his record was surpassed last season by French forward Kylian Mbappe, who scored 212 goals in all competitions. During his time in Paris, Cavani won six Ligue 1 titles, five French Cups, six League Cups, and also reached the final of the Champions League.

Cavani became a member of Manchester United in 2020 and then transferred to Valencia on a free deal after two years. On Saturday, the Spanish club agreed to terminate the striker’s contract, which was originally set to end next year. 

Cavani has played in 136 games for Uruguay and scored 58 goals, making him their second-highest scorer after Luis Suarez. He played a crucial role in Uruguay’s victory in the 2011 Copa America.

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