The father of veteran Uruguay forward, Edinson Cavani has said the Uruguayan is unhappy in England and wants to leave Manchester United at the end of this season.
The 34-year-old forward and United both have an option to extend Cavani’s contract by an extra 12 months, with his current contract expiring this summer.
But his dad, Luis, has said his son wants to play in South America with Argentinian side Boca Juniors to be nearer to his family.
He also stated that Cavani was not happy with being banned for using a racist word in a social media post.
Speaking to Argentine football programme Superfutbol on the TyC Sports network, the striker’s father said: “My son is not happy in England and wants to return nearer his family. He wants to play in South America.
“I want Edinson to play for a team which fights for important trophies. He has had many conversations with [Boca vice-president Juan Roman] Riquelme and would like to play for Boca.
“At the halfway point of the year, he’d like to return to South America. My son’s idea is not to continue there [in Manchester]. He wants to return.
“I think he’s going to come back in June this year. He has a clause in his contract which allows him to leave in June.
“There are things which sometimes annoy us as humans, as people, the whole ‘n*grito’ ban issue annoyed him. That has been playing on him, sometimes players can’t find form either, these things can weigh heavy on you. Sometimes mentally you can get dragged down.”