Former PSG top-goalscorer decides to sign with Boca Juniors

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PSG's long-standing top scorer, Edinson Cavani, appears to have concluded his European career as he recently joined Boca Juniors as the Argentine club announced a few days ago. This comes after the striker and his former club Valencia terminated his contract.

The Uruguayan striker arrived at PSG in the summer of 2013, transferring from Napoli for a hefty sum of €65m. Over the course of seven years at the Parisian club, Cavani made a significant impact, eventually becoming their all-time leading goal-scorer.

On Jan. 27, 2018, he surpassed Zlatan Ibrahimovic's record of 156 goals, and by the time of his departure, Cavani had amassed an impressive tally of 200 goals for the Rouge & Bleu.

His goal-scoring exploits earned him the distinction of being the club's best scorer for five years, until Kylian Mbappe tied and then took over the title on March 4th, 2023, with a goal against Nantes in Ligue 1.

Following his departure from PSG, Cavani spent time at Manchester United (2020-2022) and Valencia (2022-2023) where he wasn't really that great most probably with age catching up to him.

His time at Manchester United saw him score 19 goals and provide 6 assists in 59 matches, while at Valencia, he netted 7 goals and contributed 2 assists in 28 appearances. The Spanish club recently formalized Cavani's departure, ending his stay after just one year there.

Speculations linking Cavani to Boca Juniors, one of the most laureated clubs in Argentina, had been circulating for several days, and on Sunday the Argentine team confirmed the signing of the former Parisian striker.

The length of his contract with Boca Juniors has not been disclosed, but the club already announced that they will be handing the no. 10 jersey to the Uruguayan forward.

After spending 16 years in Europe, including stints at Palermo, Napoli, PSG, Man Utd, and Valencia, El Matador will now return to the South American continent to conclude his illustrious career playing for one of the biggest clubs to ever grace a football pitch.

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