Edinson Cavani’s possible Man Utd shirt numbers after agreeing transfer

Edinson Cavani is edging closer to a move to Manchester United with the transfer window closing in less than 48 hours.

The Uruguayan is a free agent after ending his seven-year spell with PSG in the summer.

United’s No 1 target throughout the window has been Jadon Sancho, but they are running out of time to get the deal done.

It has led them to explore alternative options with a forward high on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s shopping list.

Names such as Ousmane Dembele, Lucas Ocampos and Luka Jovic were touted but it seems as if Cavani could be the man to arrive.



Edinson Cavani is closing on his move to Man Utd

The 33-year-old may be in the twilight of his career but he still has an eye for goal and comes with no transfer fee, although he will demand hefty wages.

But what shirt number could he inherit and Old Trafford? We take a look at some of the possible options open to him.

Number 7

The United shirt. Formerly worn by George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

It is a number that comes with responsibility and a serious reputation.



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Several of its recent occupants have not done it justice however with Angel Di Maria, Memphis Depay and Alexis Sanchez enduring difficult spells.

Cavani was No 7 at Palermo and Napoli earlier in his career, so it is clearly a number he likes.

Number 19

The Uruguayan hasn’t always had rock star numbers during his career, when he first arrived at PSG he was handed the No 16 shirt.

But No 19 is one of the few numbers still vacant having been given up by one Marcus Rashford recently.

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The No 7 shirt comes with plenty of history

The Englishman is now one of United’s main men, and someone who Cavani will provide competition for.

It was also worn by Dwight Yorke during the club’s treble winning season in 1999.

Number 27

This shirt number has very little history at Old Trafford, so maybe Cavani has the opportunity to give it some meaning.

In the club’s history only five players have ever worn the number, the most recent being Marouane Fellaini.

Gary Neville was the first man to wear it when he broke into the first team squad in 1992.

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