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Manchester United Set to Increase Edinson Cavani Wage to £250,000-a-week to Persuade Him to Stay at Old Trafford

Arjun Singh Devgan
AS Roma v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Semi Final: Leg Two
AS Roma v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Semi Final: Leg Two / Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Manchester United are reportedly set to increase Edinson Cavani's salary in a bid to persuade him to remain at the club for another season, with the Sun claiming that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to hold on to the striker for another season.

Cavani currently earns £200,000-a-week and with his contract expiring this summer and his future currently uncertain, the club are set to increase his wages to £250,000-a-week amid speculation that he is looking to move to South America in the summer.

United currently have an option to extend Cavani's deal for a second year, though it needs the strikers approval and it will be interesting to see what he decides to do considering that his family stay in South America and he might want to go back especially with the COVID-19 pandemic raging on.

Cavani who moved to the Old Trafford outfit from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in October 2020, has scored 14 goals in all competitions for them so far and has been impressive for the Red Devils especially in the Europa League as his goals have helped them reach the final.

The Uruguayan has been lauded for his work ethic and experience he has brought to the club and he will be key if United are to win the Europa League this season.