- Edison Cavani was once a victim of the deadly coronavirus disease
- The newly-signed Man United striker contracted the virus with his girlfriend
- The 33-year-old said he nearly hung his boots following the experience
Edinson Cavani has revealed that he nearly quit football after he and his girlfriend battled the deadly coronavirus.
The Uruguayan striker completed a deadline day move to Man United with an option of a one-year extension.
The 33-year-old spent seven years of his career at Paris Sait-Germain and became their all-time top scorer with 250 goals.
But the former Napoli striker revealed how he nearly quit the game that gave him fame and fortune due to coronavirus.
Cavani told Argentine radio program Dos de Punta:
“Your family's health comes first.
"Of course I considered the idea of quitting football. It is true that I managed that option and that possibility to stop playing and stay in the countryside, dedicate myself to my life in the countryside.
"We have suffered through the coronavirus with my family and with my girlfriend. The truth is that it was bad because of the fear that it awakens. Thank God we recovered well and evolved well and here we are."
Cavani will earn a massive £10million per season at Old Trafford, with a potential further €2m in performance-related add-ons and a €4m signing-on bonus.
The Uruguayan helped PSG reach the Champions League finals last season but eventually lost to Bayern Munich in the finals.
He has been linked with several top clubs in Europe after his contract at Parc des Princes ended last summer but the striker chose to ply his trade for United.
Cavani is currently on an international assignment for his native country as they are set to take on Chile and Ecuador in a 2022 South America World Cup qualifier.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Chris Smalling has completed an £18million move from Manchester United to Serie A side Roma this summer.
The England international signed a three-year deal with the option of adding another year after an impressive loan spell at the Stadio Olympico last season.
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