The love is reciprocated, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saying: “Edinson is an experienced ultimate professional who always gives everything for his team. His goalscoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre. He’ll bring energy, power, leadership and a great mentality to the squad but, most importantly, he’ll bring goals. He has had a brilliant career so far, winning trophies at almost every club he has played for, and he still has so much more to give at the highest level.”
Here’s what Cavani has had to say upon arrival at Old Trafford. “Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honour to be here. I’ve worked really hard during the time off and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club. I have played in front of some of the most passionate supporters in football during my career and I know that it will be the same in Manchester. I cannot wait to experience the Old Trafford atmosphere, when it is safe for the fans to return. I look forward to continuing to write my little story inside the book of football and I know that’s why my focus has to remain the same as always – work, work, work. I have had a conversation with the manager and this has increased my desire to wear this beautiful shirt.”
Manchester City and Barcelona might reach agreement on Eric Garcia, though. The young defender wants to return to Spain, Barca want him, and City are happy to sell. It only requires agreement on valuation: Barca have bid £15m but City want £5m more.
It doesn’t look as though Liverpool are going to offload any of Xherdan Shaqiri, Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson. All were reportedly available for sale, but Liverpool weren’t considering loan deals, and no acceptable bids were made. A drama-free day at Anfield.
Celtic have formally completed the loan signing of AC Milan and Uruguay left-back Diego Laxalt. The 27-year-old has passed his medical and paperwork was filed less than three hours before Scotland’s midnight transfer deadline. Meanwhile Celtic have sold 20-year-old forward Jack Aitchison to Barnsley. Aitchison is Celtic’s youngest-ever goalscorer, having scored against Motherwell at the age of 16.
The 18-year-old Atalanta winger Amad Diallo will join Manchester United in January. It’s all subject to a medical, personal terms and work permit, but agreement has been made between the clubs and announced by United. The…