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Edinson Cavani set for huge bonus if he ‘meets clause on new Man Utd contract’

Edinson Cavani signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United earlier this month and he will reportedly bank a six-figure bonus if he finishes next season as the club’s top scorer.

The 34-year-old has impressed this season, netting 15 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils, with only Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scoring more.

According to a report from the Sun, Cavani’s new deal contains lucrative performance bonuses, with the veteran forward set to bank £100,000 if he is United’s top scorer next season.

The report also claims that he will bank a similar bonus if he wins the Premier League Golden Boot.

Speaking after he put pen to paper on his new contract, Cavani said: “Over the season, I have developed a great affection for the club and everything that it represents.

“I feel a deep bond with my team-mates and the staff who work behind the scenes here. They give me extra motivation every day and I know that, together, we can achieve special things.

“From the very first moment that I arrived, I felt the confidence of the manager. As a player, this belief gives you the perfect opportunity to play your best football and I want to thank him for that.

“I have been touched with how much the supporters have wanted me to stay, and I will give everything to bring them happiness and joy with my performances on the field.

“I’ve not yet been able to play in front of the Old Trafford crowd and that is something that I cannot wait to do.”

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with the impact Cavani has had since joining the club, saying: “I said when Edinson signed, that he would bring energy, power and leadership to this group and I haven’t been proved wrong, he has been everything I thought he would be and more.

“As coaches, we knew about his goalscoring record. However, it is his personality that has brought so much to this squad, he has a winning mentality and has an unequivocal attitude to everything he does.

“Edinson is one of the last to leave the training ground and sets the tone for the upcoming youngsters with his approach to his profession every single day.

“I have always wanted him to stay and experience the way our fans will respond to him as a player, and this means he will hopefully get that opportunity.”

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