Boca Juniors' new player, Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani (C), waves to the fans during his presentation at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires on July 31, 2023. Photo: AFP
The veteran Uruguayan striker, who was tearful as supporters cheered for him, will be the team’s key addition in their competes for the Copa Libertadores title.
Boca announced they had signed the 36-year-old Uruguay international on Saturday on a free transfer. The club said it has an 18-month deal with him.
Cavani wore a No. 10 shirt that was once the uniform number of Diego Maradona.
“This is a great emotion. When I was 12 I was there where you are now and I felt the desire to be here where I am now,” Cavani told fans. “After so many years in which soccer gave me a little bit of everything, I am here and enjoying with my family.”
Cavani has struggled with several muscular injuries in the recent past. He played only 28 matches for Valencia and scored seven goals.
The striker has played for Uruguay in the last four editions of the World Cup. He has scored 58 goals in 136 appearances for the national team.
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