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Man Utd pay-off can help smooth Boca Juniors move for Cavani

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani's situation is being complicated by a £2million pay-off due if they fail to trigger a one- year contact extension.

The Uruguayan striker signed a 12-month deal worth £200,000 a week when he arrived at Old Trafford in October after being released by Paris Saint-Germain.

The agreement also included the option of a further 12 months – but only if both parties agreed, says the Mirror.

Cavani was also able to negotiate a kiss-off clause that would see him depart with a £2m golden handshake if United decided against keeping him at the club until the summer of 2022.

The 34-year-old forward can walk away for free at the end of the season – and Argentine giants Boca Juniors want to take him back to South America.

But Boca are unable to match his £10.5m-a-year salary at Old Trafford.

And Cavani can smell a lucrative final pay-day from United that would help cover his loss of earnings on moving to Buenos Aires.

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