Edinson Cavani set to make £1.75m from Manchester United if his contract expires without renewal

Edinson Cavani set to make £1.75m from Manchester United if his contract expires without renewal

Manchester United will reportedly have to pay striker Edinson Cavani £1.75m if they do not extend his contract - due to expire in the summer - by another season.

The 34-year-old moved on a free transfer from PSG on transfer deadline day in October, signing a one-year deal with the option of further year.

But if the Red Devils opt not to enact that option, the Uruguayan - who has scored seven goals for United this season - would be due £1.75m (€2m) in compensation, according to The Times.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will have to decide whether to extend Cavani's deal, with the United manager said to be keen on keeping the Uruguay international for the 2021-22 season.

While on the pitch he has popped up with important goals - such as a match-winning double at Southampton in November - he has also been a leader off the pitch.

Cavani has given advice to United's younger batch of forwards, including Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.

Yet Solskjaer is keen to see how the forward recovers from his latest muscle injury before deciding on new terms.

'I've been impressed by him, he's really gelled in the group and we'll sit down and speak with him in the near future to see his plans and our plans,' Solskjaer said last week.

Cavani has scored seven goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for United, the last of which came against Everton on February 6.

But he missed United's win against Newcastle last week with a muscular injury and is unlikely to feature at Chelsea on Sunday.

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