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Ex-Palermo chief Foschi: Cavani will be delighted wearing Man Utd No7

Italian transfers guru Rino Foschi is backing Edinson Cavani for great success at Manchester United.

Foschi signed Cavani for Palermo.

He said, “During the South American Under-20 Championship in Paraguay in January 2007, two strikers were on stage.

“We took Cavani from Danubio of Montevideo for just €3.9m.

“Also, Fabio Capello and Franco Baldini, then in charge at Real Madrid, wanted him — so Edi was hidden for two days in a hotel at Milan until his contract's signature.

“In 2010, Roberto Mancini wanted him at Manchester City but Palermo's owner, Maurizio Zamparini, preferred to sell Cavani to his friend Aurelio de Laurentiis, Napoli's chairman.

“I know Edi has wanted to play in the Premier League for a long time and for him now to put on Man United's legendary No 7 shirt is a big honour.

“He is 33 and so far he hasn't suffered serious injuries, so he can play at the top level for at least three years."

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